CRAWFORD George

  • First Name(s):
    George 
  • Surname:
    CRAWFORD
  • Service Number:
    7983
  • Rank:

    Private

  • Conflict:
    WW1
  • Service:
    Army
  • Army Sector:
    Infantry
  • Regiment:
    Worcestershire Regiment
  • Battalion:
    2nd Battalion
  • Former Units:
    None
  • Date of Death:
    31st October 1914
  • Age At Death:
  • Cause of Death:
    Killed in action
  • Place of Death:
    Unknown
  • Place of Burial:
    Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium, Panel 34.
  • Place of Birth:
    Born and enlisted Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
  • Home Town:
    Unknown
  • Casualty's Relatives:
    Unknown
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Notes About The Memorial(s) Listed Above

Headless Cross The Bridge Church formerly St Luke’s Church. Worcester Gheluvelt Park War Memorial.

Further Information About CRAWFORD George

The following report appears in Berrow’s Worcester Journal, Saturday 28th November 1914:
Redditch Man Killed in Action
Unofficial information has been received that Private F. Crawford, of the 2nd Worcesters, has been killed in action. Prior to the war, Crawford was employed at the Enfield Cycle Co. Works, Redditch.  He leaves a young widow.
Research note €“ I have included this news report as I believe the initial €˜F’ to be incorrect €“ the only F. Crawford casualty occurs in 1917.

The following additional information courtesy of Dr David Nokes, a relative of George Crawford:
George Crawford born Bromsgrove 1887, probably the son of George and Selina Crawford (nee Stanton).
The 1911 Census shows him, born in Bromsgrove, married to a Grace, and living in Headless Cross, Redditch; George, being aged 24, a Cycle Enameller.

George Crawford has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial.

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