The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private E Crisp


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Private Ebenezer CRISP, S/956, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, Flanders France, death presumed on or after,18th April 1915.

Born Chesterton, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire,

Previously served in Royal West Kent Regiment, time expired.

Joined Great Eastern Railway 1901, Stratford, carriage lifter. Army Reservist.

Enlisted 21st September 1914, Stratford, London, age 44, height 5ft 7 inches, weight 144lbs green eyes, dark brown hair, highlander Spanish girl left forearm, eagle right forearm, pot flower right forearm, scar right side of temple & left buttock.   Resided 81 Mallam Road, Stratford New Town. Formerly labourer.

Home, 21st September 1914 to 12th January 1915; BEF France, 13th January 1915 to 18th April 1915; , 

21st September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 29th September 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 22nd December 1914, Fort Darland, overstaying his pass from 9.30pm till 8.30pm 28th December 1914, absent from Draft proceeding to Expeditionary Force, 14 days Field Punishment No.2., forfeits 6 days pay; 13th January 1915, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment;  18th April 1915, posted wounded & missing; 15th December 1915, buried on Hill 60 before Ypres.

Brothers - Frederick Crisp, address unknown; Herbert Crisp, address unknown; Albert Crisp, address unknown.

14th September 1920, War Office Memo to Infantry Records Office - Retain medals pending application, when reference should be made to The War Office.

Commemorated at  Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 45 & 47, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

NOTE: Regimental History & Soldiers Died in the Great War show Service No. as S/956; CWGC website show it as 51956.


London Gazette 20th October 1916.

SOLDIERS' BALANCES UNDISPOSED OF.

In pursuance of "The Regimental Debts Act, 1893," notice is hereby given that there is available for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled the sum of money set opposite to the name of each of the deceased Soldiers named in the lists which are published with this notice in the London Gazette and the " Army List," and are also to be seen at the Regimental Depots throughout the United Kingdom.

Applications from persons supposing themselves entitled as Next of Kin should be addressed by letter, to "The Secretary, War Office, Park Buildings, St. James's Park, London, S.W.," and marked outside " Effects."

R. H. BRADE.  War Office, October 20, 1916

List CCCCXCVIII of the Names of deceased Soldiers whose Personal Estate is held for distribution amongst the Next of Kin, or others entitled.—Effects 1915-16.

Crisp, E., Private, Royal West Kent Regt. £1. 12s. 9d.

London Gazette 30th October 1917.

1st RE-PUBLICATION of List CCCCXCVIII. of the Names of deceased Soldiers whose Personal Estate is held for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled.—Effects 1915-16.

Crisp, E., Private, Royal West Kent Regt. £1. 12s. 9d.

London Gazette 25th October 1918.

2nd RE PUBLICATION of List List CCCCXCVIII. of the names of deceased Soldiers whose Personal Estate is held for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled. -  Effects 1915-16.

Crisp, E., Private, Royal West Kent Regt. £1. 12s. 9d.

London Gazette 31st October 1919.

3rd RE PUBLICATION of List List CCCCXCVIII. of the names of deceased Soldiers whose Personal Estate is held for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled. -  Effects 1915-16.

Crisp, E., Private, Royal West Kent Regt. £5. 0s. 0d.


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