The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private C A Cruse


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Private Cecil Alexander CRUSE, G/34608, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, (posted to 2nd/20th Battalion, London Regiment), killed in action, Flanders France, 14th September 1918, age 18.

Born, Birmingham, Warwickshire, son of John Cruse and Annie Cruse (Step-mother), of 2 House, 3 Court, Belmont Passage, Lawley St., Birmingham, Warwickshire.

11th April 1900, Holy Trinity, Bordesley, baptism of Cecil Alexander Cruse, son of John, (labourer),  & Clara Cruse, 31 Oak Place, Sandy Lane.


1911 Census - 98 Tilton Road, Small Heath, Birmingham - Richard Dobbins, head, age 56, married, labourer 30 years gas works, born Birmingham, Warwickshire; Fanny Dobbins, wife, age 46, married, no children, household, born Midhurst, Sussex; Sarah Jane Herrington, sister, age 66, single, born Midhurst, Sussex; John Cruse, boarder, age 46, widower, married 23 years, 11 children, 4 still alive, gas fitter, Corporation, 12 years, born Exeter, Devonshire; * Florence Sophie Cruse, boarder, age 18, single, bedstead, Laquien, born Birmingham, Warwickshire; Lilian May Cruse, boarder, age 15, single, screw trade bicycle, 2 years in May, born  Birmingham, Warwickshire; Clara Elizabeth Cruse, boarder, age 13, school, born Birmingham, Warwickshire; Cecil Alexander Cruse, boarder, age 11, school, born Birmingham, Warwickshire.

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Enlisted Birmingham, Warwickshire.

Buried at Hermies Hill British Cemetery, II. E. 37., France.


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