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As Master at Arms and a Warrant Officer, Charles was the senior rating in the ship. He was in charge of discipline, and would have been known to every man on board with his authority unquestioned. Standing 6 feet 4 inches tall he must have been an imposing figure. Photo provided by his nephew, Joe Ashton of Chorley, Lancashire.\n

From the Commonwealth War Graves Commission:

ASHTON, Master at Arms, CHARLES,
D/M 39763.
H.M.S. Neptune. Royal Navy. 19th December 1941. Age 38.
Son of Joseph Henry and Mary Ashton; husband of Jean Alice Ashton. They did not have children.
Panel 56, Column 1. (Plymouth Naval Memorial)



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