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Private Frederick Robert CRIPS, G/20962, 8th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of tuberculosis, 43 Highbury Park, London, N, 12th March 1919. 

Born, Ramsgate, Kent.


1911 Census - 14 Parliament Hill Mansions, Highgate Road, London NW - Florence Crips, head, age 36, widow, married 13 years, 2 children, both still alive, independant, born London West; Frederick Robert Crips, son, age 12, school, born Ramsgate, Kent; Albert W Crips, son, age 10, school, born Bedfordshire; Louise Weber, servant, age 29, single, general servant domestic, born Karlerwiche, Germany.


Enlisted Whitehall, SW, age 18 years & 1 month, height 5ft 3½ inches, weight 133lbs.  Resided 45 Highbury Park, Islington, N. Formerly student engineer.

Next of Kin (brother) - Albert William Crips, 43 Highbury Park, Highbury, London, N / c/o Campbell, Hooper? & Tad?, Solicitors?, 30 Golden Square, Regent ????, ????

19th April 1917, enlisted & posted 100th Training Reserve Battalion, Service No.TR/1/45659; 27th June 1918 to 5th November 1918, Chester War Hospital, bronchitis, discharged to furlough and Class II not yet fit for Class I; 18th November 1918, Eastern Command Depot, Shoreham; 18th December 1918, placed in Cat B2 by Shoreham; 12th March 1919, death at 43 Highbury Park, London, N, chlorine gas inhalation on active service 9 months (2) pulmonary laryngeal tuberculosis 6 days athalin?

20th July 1922, Probate - Crips Frederick Robert of 43 Highbury Park, Highbury, Middlesex. Private 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, died 12th March 1919. Administration, (with will) London 20th July to Albert William Crips, gentleman. Effects £2933 7s 9d.

Buried at Highgate Cemetery, 90. 41419., London.


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