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16063 Corporal George Crawley


Devonshire Regiment

1st July 1916


Born in Boxmoor Hertfordshire in 1891.

His parents were Daniel Crawley(1850-1927) and

Anne Birch(1851-1920). They married in 1870.

George had 6 brothers; Herbert William(1876-11/12/1959),

Daniel(1878-1942),Percy Dean(1884-14/02/1959),

Alfred Frank(1886-21/05/1955),Montague(1893-01/09/1918)

and Harold(born in 1895).

He also had 4 sisters; Annie Elizabeth(1870-12/04/1949),

Alice Mary(born in 1872),Florence louisa(1880-11/06/1961)

and lily (born in 1889).

In the 1901 census, the family were recorded as living at

9 Cowper Road Hemel Hempstead. Daniel Snr. was employed as a sawmill labourer.

By the time of the 1911 census, George had left the family home and was boarding at 2 Cardigan Street,Shepperton Road,Islington,North London and was employed as a packer of drapery.

On 26/05/1912 he married Isabella Green(1895-1964) and they had 2 sons; George W(born in 1913) and

Alfred Montague(1914-28/12/1991).

He enlisted in London and was killed in action on 01/07/1916.

George was awarded the 1914-1918 British War and

Allied Victory medals.

His home address at the time of his death was

85 Church Road Southgate Road London.

His brother Montague enlisted on 23/10/1915 as Private 5643 in the Hertfordshire Infantry until being wounded on 31/07/1917. Upon his return to active service he was transferred as Private 235230 into the Royal Welch Fusiliers and was killed in action on 01/09/1918. 

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois memorial, Panel 6 in Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt,Pas-de-Calais,



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