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LOWESTOFT WAR MEMORIAL, SURNAMES C

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed and researched Martin Edwards 2017

CALVER Joseph Ernest
Private 43434, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 29. Enlisted Lowestoft. Formerly 2089, Suffolk Cyclist Battalion. Son of Charles and Mary Calver, of 61, Crown St., Lowestoft; husband of Sarah A. E. Calver, of 14, Sparham's Buildings, St. Peter's St., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
CARR Sidney J
Private G/2730, 7th Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 30 September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born St. Margaret's, Lowestoft, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft, resident Lowestoft, Suffolk. Buried in MILL ROAD CEMETERY, THIEPVAL, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 1. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
CARVER George [Edward]
Private 267097, 2nd/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 19 July 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 22. Enlisted Lowestoft, resident Oulton Broad, Suffolk. Son of Mr. D. E. Carver, of I, Ivy Cottage, Harbour Rd., Oulton Broad, Lowestoft. Formerly 2095, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 63 to 85. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
CASTLETON, VC Claude Charles
[Spelt Claud on Australian Roll of Honour] Sergeant 1352, 5th Company, Australian MAchine Gun Corps. Killed in action at Pozieres 29th July 1916 [Australian ROH .pdf states 29th August 1916]. Aged 23. Born South Lowestoft, enlisted Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Son of Thomas Charles and Edith Lucy Castleton, of 18, Wilson Rd., Lowestoft (in 1926 their address was 20 Rochetser Road, Lowestoft). Teacher in a Council School. Educated at Municipal Secondary School, Lowestoft. Emigrated aged 19. Awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.). Buried in POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row L. Grave 43. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

Follow the links for further details from the Autralian Roll of Honour including a photograph and details of his death.

An extract from "The London Gazette", No. 29765, dated, 26th September 1916, records the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery. During an attack on the enemy's trenches the infantry was temporarily driven back by the intense machine gun fire opened by the enemy. Many wounded were left in "No Man's Land" lying in shell holes. Serjt. Castleton went out twice in face of this intense fire and each time brought in a wounded man on his back. He went out a third time and was bringing in another wounded man when he was himself hit in the back and killed instantly. He set a splendid example of courage and self-sacrifice"

CASTLETON Edward Samuel
Lance Corporal 356, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 19 June 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 20. Enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Samuel Edward and Louisa Castleton, of 20, Lawson Rd., Lowestoft. Buried in GORRE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 19. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
CASTLETON Reginald Robert Frank
[Frank CASTLETON on SDGW] Private 5309, 2/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 26 June 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 22. Formerly 1886, Suffolk Regiment. Enlisted Saxmundham, Suffolk, resident Lowestoft, Suffolk. on of Charles T. W. Castleton, of 152, St. Peter's St., Lowestoft, Suffolk, and the late Emily A. Castleton. Buried in LAVENTIE MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE, Nord, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 6. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
CATCHPOLE Christopher
Engineman 3890ES, H.M. Drifter "Restore," Royal Naval Reserve. Died 12 October 1915. Son of James Catchpole, of Kessingland, Lowestoft; husband of Ada Florence Catchpole, of 80, St. Peter's St. Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 14. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
CHALLIS Charles Ernest
[Listed as Ernest Charles CHALLIS on CWGC] Deck Hand 20501/DA, HM Trawler Silver King, Royal Naval Reserve. Died from disease on 21 January 1919 Born Lowestoft 16 February 1890. Son of [Ernest] Charles and Clara Challis, of 7, Lovewell Rd., South Lowestoft. Buried in LOWESTOFT (KIRKLEY) CEMETERY, Suffolk. Section Y. Grave 74. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
CHANEY John William Daniel
Private 1514, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 3 March 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 23. Born Lowestoft, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of John and Lucy Barrett, of 9, Kent Rd., Lowestoft. Buried in CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section N. Grave 25. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
CHAPMAN Albert Edward
Engineman 1944ES, H.M. Drifter "Jax II," Royal Naval Reserve. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action. 26 October 1916. Aged 25. Born 10 February 1891 in Carlton, Suffolk. Husband of Kathleen Annie Chapman, of 8, Stevens St., Lowestoft, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 19. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
CHAPMAN Percy
Private 15523, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 18 October 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 22. Born Lowestoft, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Edward and Sarah Jane Chapman, of 171, High St., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
CHAPMAN Walter Henry
Private 47882, Durham Light Infantry transferred to 387679, 72nd Company, Labour Corps. Killed in action 22 March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Lowestoft, Suffolk, enlisted York, resident Selby, Yorks. Formerly 47882, Durham Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 94. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
CHARLESWORTH Frederick [Raymond]
Captain, 25th (Montgomeryshire and Welsh Horse Yeomanry) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds 19 September 1918. Aged 24. Son of Basil Arthur and Helen Lilian Royds Charlesworth, of Gunton Hall, Lowestoft. Buried in DOINGT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 23. See also Lowestoft St Andrews and Lowestoft St Margaret's
CHATTERIS Benjamin [William]
Also known as William Benjamin Chatteris, born Lowestoft 25 November 1888. Engineman in the Royal Naval Reserve on the HM Drifter Gleaner Of The Sea, his service number was 1787ES (Ch). He died or was killed as a direct result of enemy action on 26 October 1916, his body was not recovered for burial. His next of kin was his wife Rosa Chatteris, formerly Juler, living 37 Payne Street, Lowestoft. He was the son of Benjamin & Louisa Chatteris. His name is also on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 19. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
CHILDS Charles Robert
Able Seaman 179912, H.M.S. Hawke, Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action. 15 October 1914. Aged 37. Born 16 April 1878 in Newhaven, Sussex. Son of Charles Robert Childs, of 54, St. Margaret's Rd., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 2. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
CHILVERS Edward [Swan]
Private 91883, "H" Battalion, Tank Corps. Died of wounds 25 November 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 21. Born Kirkley, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Swan, of 10, Strand St., Lowestoft. Formerly 1893, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, Somme, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 23. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
CHILVERS Walter Robert
Serjeant 4640, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 24 August 1914. Aged 40. Born Kirkley, Suffolk, enlisted Noriwch, Norfolk. Son of Mrs. Eliza Chilvers, of 55, Southwell Rd., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
CHIPPERFIELD Harry Thomas
Gunner 119890, 14th Heavy Artillery Group, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 12 April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Oulton Broad, enlisted Lowestoft. Buried in AVELUY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section N. Grave 40. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
CHURCH Charles George
Engineman 1507ES, H.M. Drifter "Dewey", Royal Naval Reserve. Drowned 12 August 1917. Aged 26. Born 8 January 1891 at Middleton. Son of William and Mary Ann Church, of Church Farm, Oulton Rd., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 26. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
CHURCH C H
Lance Corporal 2452, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in France.
CLARK Frederick Arthur
[Spelt CLARKE on SDGW & CWGC] Private 29187, 1st/6th Battalion (Territorial), Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 August 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Pakefield, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft, resident Oulton. Son of George and Annie Maria Clarke, of 14, Coronation Terrace, Fir Lane, Oulton, Lowestoft. Formerly 32168, Northumberland Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 23 to 28 and 163A. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
CLARK T
Lance Corporal 10311, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed at Salonika.
CLARK William
Gunner 213302, Royal Navy, Grand Fleet. Died on service.
CLARKE Charles Alfred
Born Lowestoft 1 June 1888. Engineman in the Royal Naval Reserve on HMS Pembroke, his service number was 3760ES (Ch). He was killed or died as a result of enemy action on 3 Sep 1917, and was buried in Grave number R454 at North Lowestoft Cemetery, Beccles Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk. He was the son of William & Jane CLARKE, and his next of kin was his wife Clara Agnes Clarke, living 84, Queens Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
CLARKE Edward
Private 6722, 18th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in France.
CLARKE Edward A
Private 10478, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in France.
CLAXTON Thomas Kilwick
Sapper 156345, 250th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 4 October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Lowestoft, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft, Suffolk. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXVII. Row E. Grave 9. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
COATES Reginald Rowland
Private 83 (Territorial Force), 54th (1st/1st East Anglian) Casualty Clearing Station, Royal ArmyMmedical Corps. Died 13 August 1915 at Sea. Aged 19. Enlisted Lowestoft. Son of William and Martha Coates, of "Daybreak Villa," Princes Rd., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 199 and 200 or 236 to 239 and 328. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
COCKEL William
[Spelt COCKLE on SDGW] Private 235350, 12/13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 29 May 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 21. Born Lowestoft, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Daniel John and Matilda Cockel, of II, Erskine Place, Factory St., Lowestoft. Formerly 2090, 6th Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
COLEBY

William [Walter]

[Spelt COLBY on St Margaret's Memorial and CWGC]. Deck Hand 6207/DA, H.M. Trawler "Bracklyn", Royal Naval Reserve. Lost at sea 11th May 1917. Aged 32. Husband of Dorothy May Martin (formerly Colby), of 8, Coastguard Cottages, Battery Green, Lowestoft. Buried in BECCLES ROAD CEMETERY, LOWESTOFT, Suffolk. Plot/Row/Section 13. Grave 397. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft St Johns.

COLEMAN Henry William
Serjeant 40960, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 13 August 1917. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Henry George and Esther Emma Coleman, of 58, Haward St., Lowestoft, Suffolk. Formerly 1732, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 47. See also Lowestoft St Andrews and Lowestoft St Margaret's
COLEMAN Matthew [William]
Born Lowestoft 2 April 1888. Second Hand in the Royal Naval Reserve on HM Trawler Cantatrice, his service number was 2011SA (Ch). He was killed or died as a result of enemy action on 5 Nov 1916, his body was not recovered for burial. His next of kin was his wife Florence May Coleman, formerly Butcher, living 59 Beccles Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk. CWGC has the following family for him, parents Eger and Eliza Coleman; wife Florence May Oldman (formerly Coleman) of 53, Reeve Street, Lowestoft. His name is also on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 18. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
COLEMAN Stanley Francis
Private 1591, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 18 August 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Lowestoft, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of William Edward and Emily Jane Coleman, of Alpha Villa, 6, Ipswich Rd., Lowestoft. Buried in CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot XV. Row F. Grave 28. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
COLEMAN Stanley
No further information currently available. Possible duplicate from the book of the above.
COLEMAN T A
Seaman 4771, Royal Naval Reserve. Died, West Africa. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
COLEMAN Walter Sidney
Acting Corporal 12100, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 4 November 1915. Born and enlisted Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 37 and 38. See also Lowestoft St Andrews and Lowestoft St Margaret's
COLEMAN

William Valentine

Private G/4089, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1915. Aged 28. Born Ransgate, enlisted Chelsea. Son of Mrs. Martha Coleman, of 36, Denmark Rd., Lowestoft. Buried in DUD CORNER CEMETERY, LOOS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row G. Grave 14. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft St Johns.

COLLINS Arthur (Junior)
Fourth Hand, Trawler "Queen of Devon" (Lowestoft), Mercantile Marine. Died 20 December 1914. Aged 16. Son of Johanna Collins, of 23, Wildes St., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
COLLINS Arthur (Senior)
Skipper, Royal Naval Reserve. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
COLLINS John Henry
Private 18257, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 30 November 1917. Aged 19. Born St Leonard's, Sussex, enlisted Ipswich, resident Waddington, Lincolnshire. Son of George and Annie Collins, of 15, Grove Rd., Lowestoft. Buried in METZ-EN-COUTURE COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 21. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
COLLINS William Mace
Born Lowestoft 6 Feb 1893. Deck Hand in the Royal Naval Reserve on HM Drifter Protect, his service number was 11124DA (Ch). He was killed or died as a result of enemy action during Dover Raid on 16 Mar 1917, his body was not recovered for burial. His next of kin was his wife Alice May Collins, living 335 Raglan Street, Lowestoft. He was the son of Arthur Josiah & Jane Collins. His name is also on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 26. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
COOK Alfred Thomas
Born Lowestoft 22 Dec 1896. Deck Hand in the Royal Naval Reserve on HMS Q20, his service number was 7823DA (Ch). He was killed or died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action, his body was not recovered for burial. His parents are Joseph and Sabina Cook, of 16 Waveney Terrace, Whapload Road, Lowestoft. His next of kin was listed as his mother Sabina Cook living 2 Cooks Buildings, Lowestoft. His name is also on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 26. See also Lowestoft, Sailors & Fishermen's Bethel and Lowestoft St Margaret's
COOK Charles
Lance Corporal 43035, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 1 October 1918. Aged 23. Enlisted Lowestoft. Son of James and Jane Ann Cook; husband of Christina Dorothy Susanah Williams (formerly Cook), of 10, Beach St., Wakefield St., Lowestoft. Born at Lowestoft. Buried in ST. VENANT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 36. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
COOK Leonard
Corporal 463965, 47th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died of wounds 25 January 1917. Aged 28. Born 15 May 1889 in Lowestoft. Son of Henry John and Eliza Cook, of Lowestoft, Suffolk; brother of Clifford Cook. Logger by trade. Attested and passed fit 12 August 1915 at Vernon, Briotish Columbia, Canada, aged 26, height 5 feet 7 inches, girth 37½ inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair; religious denomination Presbyterian. Buried in BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 26. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1951 - 9. See also Lowestoft, Sailors & Fishermen's Bethel and Lowestoft St Margaret's

He was on a bombing post in the front linetrenches near Carency, when he was shot in the head by a bullet from the rfile of an enemy sniper. He received attention at the regimental aid post and was evacuated to No. 6 Casualty Clearing Station where he succumbed to his wounds.

COOKES J W
Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Naval Reserve. Killed in action. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
COOPER Ernest Edward
Private 14633, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 8 August 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Lowestoft, enlisted Lowestoft, resident Lowestoft. Buried in BEACON CEMETERY, SAILLY-LAURETTE, Somme, France. Plot V. Row F. Grave 5. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
COOPER Walter
Gunner 316578, 260th Siege Battery, East Anglian (Essex) Heavy Battery (RGA Territorial Force), Royal Garrison Artillery formerly Field Artillery. Killed in action 26 September 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 20. Born Oulton, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Simon George and Kathleen Maud Cooper, of 1, Pretoria Terrace, Rock Estate, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft. Formerly 885396, 3rd F.A. (H.) Briagde, Royal Field Artillery. Buried in VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURES NO. 1 AND NO. 2, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row J. Grave 51. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
COOPER, M.M. William John
Sergeant 14145, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 7 August 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 33. Born Lowestoft, enlisted Poplar, resident Millwall. Son of William and Mary Cooper, of Bird's Farm, Lowestoft; husband of Gertrude Cooper, of 62, Tinto Rd., Plaistow, Essex. Enlisted Dec., 1914. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 19 to 21. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
COOPER William Ernest
Serjeant 43376, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action between 9-19 April 1918. Aged 32. Enlisted Saxmundham. Son of Phillis E. Cooper, of 6, Kirkley St., Lowestoft, and the late W. Cooper. Formerly 1561, Suffolk Cyclist Battalion. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
COOTE Ernest [Frederick]
Air Mechanic 2nd Class 13157, No. 12 Reserve Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Died 10 December 1916. Aged 23. Son of Herbert W. and A. Coote, of 69, Lawson Rd., Lowestoft. Born at Lowestoft. Buried in LOWESTOFT (KIRKLEY) CEMETERY, Suffolk. Section K. Grave 101. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
COPPING H A
Private 1985, 3rd/6th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in France 24 October 1917. Buried in DOVERCOURT CEMETERY, Essex. New portion. Grave 2054. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
CORBIN Alonzo Joseph
Seaman 4187A, H.M.S. Cressy, Royal Naval Reserve. Lost with his ship 22nd September 1914. Aged 21. Son of Joseph and Lottie Corbin, of 29, Sandringham Rd., Lowestoft; husband of Maude Christina Corbin, of 41, Oxford Rd., Lowestoft. Worked in the Factory, South Wharf, Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 8. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's Memorial and C & E Morton Ltd
COX Edward
Private 78042, 131st Company, Labour Corps. Died of wounds 21st March 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 29. Born Lowestoft, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft, Suffolk. Husband of Phoebe Louisa Cox, of 55, Edinburgh Road, North Lowestoft. Worked in the C & E Morton Ltd, Factory, South Wharf, Lowestoft. Formerly 48481, 23rd Infantry Labour Company, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Buried in NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row D. Grave 18. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's and C & E Morton Ltd
COX William
Private 1616, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 16 May 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Holloway, Middlesex, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of George and Ellen Eliza Cox, of 11, Florence Rd., Pakefield, Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France/ Panel 9. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
CRAKE Frederick [Edward]
Private 32052, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 12 September 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 27. Born Pakefield, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of B. and A. Crake, of Pakefield, Lowestoft; husband of Phyllis Crake, of 125, Worthing Rd., Lowestoft. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row M. Grave 13. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
CREWS

Charles Henry

[Listed as Royal Air Force in book] Second Hand 15422/DA, H.M. Trawler "Lucknow", Royal Naval Reserve. Died when his ship was mined in the English Channel, off Portsmouth, 18th May 1917. Aged 25. Son of Charles Henry and Elizabeth Crews, of 31, Selby St., Lowestoft. Buried in BECCLES ROAD CEMETERY, LOWESTOFT, Suffolk. PLot/Row/Section G. Grave 33. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft St Johns.

CRISP Clements aka Clem
Private 264444, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 3 April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Griston, Norfolk, enlisted Lowestoft. Buried in ST. NICOLAS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 10. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
CRISP Fred
Able Seaman, H.M.S. Aboukir, Royal Navy. Lost with ship. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
CRISP

James Frederick

Seaman 3607C, H.M.S. Aboukir, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 22nd September 1914 when torpedoed by the German U-boat U9 . Aged 30. Son of James Harris Crisp and Jemima Crisp, of 28, Norwich Rd., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 8. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft St Johns.

CRISP Thomas
Skipper 10055D, H.M. Q-Ship Smack Nelson, Royal Naval Reserve. Killed by shell-fire 15 August 1917. Aged 41. Born 28th April 1876, in Lowestoft. Awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.), Distinguished Service Cross (D.S.C. Father of T. W. Crisp, of 41, Stanford St., Lowestoft, Suffolk. The tenor bell at St. Margaret's Church, Lowestoft, is named the "VC Bell" and dedicated to him. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 25. See also Lowestoft St Andrews, Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft St Johns.

Extract from The London Gazette 20 November 1918

from the Admiralty

With reference to announcements of the award of the Victoria Cross to naval officers and men for services in action with enemy submarines, the following (is the account of the action for which this award was made) —

Action of H.M. Armed Smack Nelson on the 15th August, 1917.

On the 15th August, 1917, the Smack Nelson was engaged in fishing when she was attacked by gunfire from an enemy submarine. The gear was let go and the submarine's fire was returned. The submarine's fourth shot went through the port bow just below the waterline, and the seventh shell struck the skipper, Thomas Crisp, partially disembowelling him, and passed through the deck and out through the side of the ship. In spite of the terrible nature of his wound Skipper Crisp retained consciousness, and his first thought was to send off a message that he was being attacked and giving his position. He continued to command his ship until the ammunition was almost exhausted and the smack was sinking. He refused to be moved into the small boat when the rest of the crew were obliged to abandon the vessel as she sank, his last request being that he might be thrown overboard.

(The posthumous award of the Victoria Cross to Skipper Thomas Crisp, D.S.C., R.N.R., 10055 D.A., was announced in The London Gazette No. 30363, dated the 2nd November, 1917.)

An extract from the London Gazette, No. 30363, dated 2nd November 1917, records the posthumous award of V.C. "For service in action with enemy submarines."

This replica Victoria Cross with its blue Naval ribbon and Distinguished Service Cross were presented in 2004 to the Lowestoft War Memorial Museum by the grand daughter of thomas Crisp, VC, DSC.

The actual medal are kept by Waveney District Council and may be viewed upon request of the Chief Executive.

CROPLEY Robert Charles
Private 13255, 198th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 20 May 1917. Aged 25. Born and enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Mrs. Jane Lay, of 96, Norwich Rd., Lowestoft. Formerly 22846, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10. See also Lowestoft St Andrews, Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft St Johns.
CROPLEY Thomas Samuel
Born Lowestoft 16 March 1883. Engineman in the Royal Naval Reserve on HMS Pembroke, his service number was 3752ES (Ch). He was killed or died as a result of enemy action Chatham Raid on 3 September 1917, and was buried in Grave Reference Sec.C.of E. 24.1272.C. or Naval. 24. 1272 at New Cemetery, (Woodlands), Gillingham, Kent. His next of kin was his wife Edith Louisa Cropley, formerly Tuttle, living 31 Factory Street, Lowestoft. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
CROSSWELL Victor Burket
[Listed as N B CROSSWELL in book] [Listed as N B CROSSWELL on memorial] Lance Corporal 14874, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28 March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Portsmouth, enlisted Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
CROUCH Ernest Samuel
Lance Corporal 275379, 6th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds in Egypt (Palesine) 27 March 1917. Enlisted West Ham, resident Plaistow, Essex. No known grave. Listed on the JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panels 32 to 38. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
CULLING E
Private 22859, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in France. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
CULLINGFORD Arthur John
Private 235232, 2nd/7th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 9 September 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Oulton Broad, enlisted Lowestoft. Formerly 265638, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in WIELTJE FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 32. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
CULLINGFORD Frank
Lance Corporal 43287, 1st Battalion,. Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 8 August 1918. Aged 23. Enlisted Saxmundham. Son of Jane Cullingford, of 13, Orchard St., Dereham Rd., Norwich, and the late Charles Cullingford. Native of Lowestoft. Formerly 2382, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in RIBEMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SOMME, Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 2. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
CULLUM Walter [Frederick George]
[Memorial book lists him as Lance Corporal 1883, 10th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in France.] Lance Corporal 3552, 50th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 3 March 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 18. Born Lowestoft, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Walter William and Agnes Ann Cullum, of 80, Queen's Rd., Lowestoft. Formerly 18723, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 56. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
CURTIS Ernest Ewart
Private 9275, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 13 October 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 21. Born Lowestoft, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of E. H. and Emma S. Curtis, of 42, Beresford Rd., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 37 and 38. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
CURTIS George
Private R4/072777, 47th Remounts Squadron, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in Egypt 9th October 1918. Born, resident and enlisted Lowestoft. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot/Row/Section O. Grave 272. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft St Johns.

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