The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private E Crapper


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Private Ernest CRAPPER, 205608, 7th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, (formerly 204464, Y & L Regiment), killed in action, Flanders France, death presumed on or after, 12th October 1917, age 36. 

Born Sheffield, Yorkshire, son of Harriet Crapper.


1911 Census - 86 Hoole Street, Walkley, Sheffield - Harriet Crapper, head, age 62, widow, married 48 years, 13 children, 10 still alive, born Sheffield, Yorkshire; Ernest Crapper, son, age 30, single, shoe knife grinder, cutlery manufacturer, born Sheffield, Yorkshire; Nelly Crapper, daughter, age 25, single, assistant in confectionery manufacture, born Sheffield, Yorkshire; William Crapper, son, age 22, single, shoe knife grinder, born Sheffield, Yorkshire.


Enlisted  Sheffield, Yorkshire, age 34 years & 11 months, height 5ft 3¼ inches, weight 119lbs, mole neck, tattoo both forearms, teeth defective. Resided 353 Langsett Road, Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formerly grinder, shoe ????

Home 10th December 1915 to 5th July 1917; BEF 6th July 1917 to 12th October 1917.

10th December 1915, enlisted; 11th March 1915, to Army Reserve; 17th March 1917, mobilized; 5th July 1917, Folkestone, embarked; 7th July 1917, Boulogne, disembarked; 7th July 1917, Infantry Base Depot, Etaples; 21st July 1917, transferred to 3/4th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 21st July 1917, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th October 1917, posted missing.

24th November 1919, Statement of Relatives - Mother, Harriet Crapper, 353 Langsett Road, Sheffield; Brothers - Harry Crapper, age 48, 76, Freedom Road, Walkley, Sheffield; Albert Crapper, age 40, 16 ?????? Crescent, Sheffield; William Crapper, age 30, 16 ????? Road, London; Sisters - Ada Scholey, age 43?; Fanny Young, age ??; Ethel ????, age ??; Hilda ?????, age ??; ????  ?????, age ??; May? ?????, age ??

Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 106 to 108, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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