The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private G Crisp


Private George CRISP, G/11384, 6th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 2nd July 1918, age 23. 

Born Lewisham, Kent, son of William John and Emily Crisp, of 103 Langley Road, Catford, London.

1911 Census - 103 Langley Road, Catford, London - William John Crisp, head, age 44, married, general labourer, builder, born Essex; Emily Crisp, wife, age 44, married 21 years, 7 children, 6 still alive, born Lewisham, SE; W John Crisp, son, age 19, single, shop assistant, butcher, born Lewisham, SE; Harry Crisp, son, age 18, single, born Lewisham, SE; George Crisp, son, age 15, single, born Catford, SE; Arthur Crisp, son, age 11, born Catford, SE; Alice Crisp, daughter, age 8, born Catford, SE; Frederick Crisp, son, age 3, born Catford, SE.

Enlisted Lewisham, Kent, age 20 years & 189 days, height 5ft 5 inches, scar right shoulder. Resided 103 Langley Road, Catford, London. Formerly milkman.

Home 23rd November 1915 to 2nd May 1916; BEF 3rd May 1916 to 23rd September 1917; Home 24th September 1917 to 21st May 1918; BEF 22nd May 1918 to 2nd July 1918.

23rd November 1915, enlisted & posted 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd May 1916, embarked Southampton, disembarked Havre; 29th May 1917, wounded at Duty, in the Field; 4th August 1917, wounded; 19th September 1917, wounded; 20th September 1917, 133 Field Ambulance, gassed shell; 23rd September 1917, Boulogne, 83 General Hospital, gun shot wound, face; 24th September 1917, to England, Hospital Ship Princess Elizabeth, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 19th March 1918; 1st May 1918, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 21st May 1918, posted BEF; 22nd May 1918, embarked / disembarked; 22nd May 1918, Infantry Base Depot "J"; 25th May 1918, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, proceeded to 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 5th June 1918, joined 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, in the Field.

Commemorated at Pozieres Memorial, Panel 58 & 59, Somme, France.

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