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CROWLE CHURCH - WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2004 - Transcribed Sandra Taylor; researched Martin Edwards;
additional information and photographs of the men Mark Rogers

Crowle Church has two memorials. The one inside the church is dedicated to World War 2. The memorial in the churchyard is dedicated to those who died in both wars. The names of those who served in World War 1 can be found on the Crowle School Memorial. All those who actually died are commemorated on the churchyard memorial as well.

Photographs Copyright © Sandra Tayor 2004

IN
MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING
CROWLE MEN WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR
COUNTRY DURING
THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918

BROMLEY

George H

Private 102731, 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 7th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Walton, Staffordshire, enlisted Woolstanton, Staffordshire, resident Crowle. Buried in ROCLINCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VI. E. 11.

BULL

John

[Listed as Sergeant on memorial, Lance Sergeant on CWGC and Corporal on SDGW] Lance Sergeant 325349, 1st/1st, Battalion, Worcestershire Yeomanry (The Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars). Died 25th October 1918 in Egypt. Enlisted Worcester, resident Crowle. Buried in DAMASCUS COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY, Syria. Grave A. 92.

BUNN

Benjamin

Private 1000714, 27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Died 21st August 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born 14th October 1892 in Kington, Worcestershire. Profession farming. Enlisted 22nd February 1916 at Virdan, age 23 years and 4 months. Passed fit 23rd February 1916. Height 5 feet 3 inches, girth 37 inches, complexion dark, eyes blue, hair brown, religion Church of England. Son of Sarah Ann Bunn, of Foredraught, Crowle, Worcester, and the late Jesse Bunn. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1261 - 40.

FINCHER

Albert

Private 27231, 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 21st May 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Crowle, enlisted Worcester. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

GITTUS

Henry

[Listed on memorials as Private] Guardsman 20565, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 12th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 35. Born Crowle, enlisted Worcester. Son of Henry and Harriet Gittus, of Sale Green, Droitwich. Buried in OUTTERSTEENE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, BAILLEUL, Nord, France. Grave IV. E. 35.

HARRISON

Percy

Private 15441, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 4th June 1915 at Gallipoli. Age 19. Born and resident Crowle, enlisted Worcester. Son of Frederick and Harriet Harrison, of Crowle, Worcester. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 104 to 113

HEMMING

Percy William

Sergeant 21396, 10th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Bromsgrove, enlisted and resident Worcester. Living at Crowle at the time of his death but late of Victoria Road, Bromsgrove. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 6 C. See also Bromsgrove Oddfellows WM

HINE

Sidney Leonard

Private 49182, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 18. Born Crowle, enlisted Worcester. Son of George John and Mary Ann Hine, of Crowle, Worcester. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 54 to 56.

HOLT

Hubert

Private 27198, 9th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 25th January 1917 in Mesopotamia. Born and resident Crowle, enlisted Worcester. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Grave XVIII. B. 7.

PERKINS

William [Henry]

Guardsman 20570, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 27th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 33. Born Sale Green, Droitwich, enlisted Worcester. Son of Joseph and Ann Perkins, of Sale Green, Droitwich; husband of Alice Perkins, of Sale Green. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 5 to 7.

PERRY

Trace[y]

Private 27572, 8th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th May 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Edewyn Ralph, Worcestershire, enlisted Worcester. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

PRICE

William Edward

Corporal 31211, 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 1st April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Droitwich, enlisted Bromsgrove, resident Crowle. Son of William Edward Price of Sale Green, Crowle, nr Droitwich, and the late Amelia Price. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 41.

ROGERS

Bertie

Private 17973, 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 29th August 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born and resident Crowle, enlisted Worcester. Son of Mrs. M. J. Rogers, of Crowle, Worcester. Buried in RUE-DAVID MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. C. 12.

SUDLOW

Horace Stanley

Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion attached 2nd/8th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 30th March 1918. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 41.

TILL

George

[Listed as Shoe Smith on SDGW] Faarier TS/7483, 111th H.T. Company, 22nd Division Train, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 1st October 1916 in the Balkans. Age 40. Born Crowle, enlisted and resident Worcester. Son of George and Rebbeca Till; husband of Mrs. Ellen Till, of Crowle, Worcester. Buried in PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY, Malta. Grave D. XIII. 2.

WELLS

Arthur

Private 27541, 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 17th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 27. Born Huddington, Worcestershire, enlisted Worcester, resident Droitwich. Son of Thomas and Esther Wells, of Sale Green, Droitwich, Worcs. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 5.

WILKS

Charles Henry

Private 32054, 6th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 23rd August 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 26. Born and resident Crowle, enlisted Worcester. Son of Edward Samuel and Ann Elizabeth Wilks, of The Malthouse, Crowle, Worcestershire. Formerly 36519, Devonshire Regiment. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 41 to 42 and 163A

WORKMAN

William

Private 27350, 9th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 25th January 1917 in Mesopotamia. Age 26. Born and resident Crowle, enlisted Birmingham. Son of Mrs. A. Workman, of Crowle, Worcester. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 18 and 63.

ERECTED BY THE PARISHIONERS

IN
MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING
CROWLE MEN WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR
COUNTRY DURING THE
SECOND WORLD WAR. 1939 – 1945

FINCHER

John

Private 14654256, 8th Battalion, Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment). Age 19. Son of George William and Annie May Fincher, of Crowle, Worcestershire. Buried in FONTENAY-LE-PESNEL WAR CEMETERY, TESSEL, Calvados, France. Grave I. D. 9.

JENKINS

William Howard Roger

[Listed as Flight Sergeant on memorial] Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1580231, 630 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 10th April 1945. Age 22. Son of William and Annie Jenkins, of Sale Green, Worcestershire. Buried in BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY, Berlin, Germany. Collective Grave 4. Z. 2-6.

ROGERS

Charles Thomas

Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1170921, 75 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 30th November 1942. Age 20. Son of Sidney and Eva Mary Rogers, of Crowle. Buried south of the church in ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCHYARD, CROWLE, Worcestershire.

STEEL

Richard George

Sergeant 1818104, 103 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 4th October 1945. Age 20. Son of Leonard J. and Doris A. Steel, of Crowle, Worcestershire. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 277.

Last updated 20 August, 2011

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