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CREED, W., Private, 2nd Q.O. (R.West Kent Regt). A Reservist, he was mobilised on the outbreak of war, and proceeding to France in December 1914, fought in the Battles of Neuve Chapelle and Hill 60, and being badly gassed, was invalided to England for twelve months. In April 1916 he went to Mesopotamia, and served through all the operations on that Front. He returned to England soon after the Armistice, and being demobilised in June 1919, holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
5, Kerry Road, New Cross, S.E.14.
CREESE, E. J., 1st Air Mechanic, R.A.F. He volunteered in November 1915, and after his training served at various stations on important duties which demanded a high degree of technical skill. He was chiefly engaged as an aeroplane engine tester, and also on occasions accompanied Officers on flights to Dunkirk and back. He was severely injured in an accident at York when his machine crashed, and after receiving medical treatment was invalided out of the Service in February 1919, holding the General Service and Victory Medals.
75, Fellbrigg Road, East Dulwich, S.E.22.
CRESDEE, A., 1st Class Stoker, R.N. Mobilised from the Royal Naval Reserve at the outbreak of hostilities, he was posted to H.M.S. "Sapphire" and in this ship carried out patrolling and escort duties in many different waters, including the North Sea, the Mediterranean, the Adriatic, and the Indian Ocean, and also helped to convoy H.M.S. "Aquitania" with American troops on board. He served through to the end of the war, and being demobilised in March 1919, holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
36, Anchor Street. Rotherhithe, S.E.16.
CREW, A. J., 1st Air Mechanic, R.A.F. (late R.F.C.) Joining in April 1917, he proceeded to France in August of the same year, and, after serving at various aerodromes on that front was sent in 1918, to India, and from there proceeded at once to Mesopotamia, where he was with the Army of Occupation at Baghdad, and other places, until eventually demobilised in April 1920. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
26, Bramcote Road, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.
CREW, H. E., 1st Class Stoker, R.N. Joining in February 1918, he was posted to H.M.S. "Lively," and afterwards served in H.M.S. "Vivid" and "Ardwick," being engaged on mine-sweeping in the North and Irish Seas for twelve months. After this he was demobilised in February 1919, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
285, Commercial Road, Peckham, S.E.15.
CREW, H. R., Driver, R.F.A. After volunteering in October 1915, he proceeded with his Battery to France in the following March, and did good service in the great Somme Offensive of 1916, and in the Battles of Messines Ridge, Ypres III, and Cambrai, in the next year. In October 1918, during the later stages of the great Advance he was badly gassed, and being invalided to hospital in England, was demobilised in January 1919, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
26, Bramcote Road, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.
CRICHTON, W. J., Cpl., R.A.P.C., and E. Surrey Regt. He volunteered in December 1915, and was retained at home on important duties until November 1918, when he was sent to France. There he served at Charleroi, Rheims, Le Quesnoy, Fleres, and in other places, in charge of parties employed filling in trenches and clearing barbed wire. He did good work overseas until April 1919, when he returned home and was demobilised.
Crebor Street, East Dulwich, S.E.22.
CRICKMORE, S. G., Private, 2nd London and 5th Wiltshire Regiments. Volunteering on the outbreak of war, he was sent for training, but was discharged as unfit for service in October 1914. In December 1915, he re-enlisted and after twelve months' training proceeded to France in January 1917. He fought at Arras, and in the Capture of Bullecourt, in which he was wounded, and was in action at Ypres III, and Passchendaele Ridge, where he was again wounded, and being invalided to hospital in England, was retained on home service until demobilised in February 1919. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
52, Arabin Road, Brockley, S.E.4.
CRIPPS, G. E., Private, Royal Fusiliers. He joined in July 1918, and at the conclusion of his training was drafted to France, and later to Cologne, where he served with the Army of Occupation. He was transferred to the Royal Army Service Corps, and attached to the Field Ambulance as a driver in the horse transport. He rendered valuable services until March 1920, when he returned home, and was demobilised. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
48, Pelton Rand, Greenwich, S.E.10.
CRIPPS, H. G., Rifleman, K.R.R.C. Joining in May 1916, he was drafted to France in the following December, and took part in severe fighting in the Battles of Vimy Ridge and Cambrai. He was reported missing on the 21st March, 1918, in the Retreat on the Somme, and was subsequently presumed to have been killed in action on that date. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
"The path of duty was the way to glory."
48, Pelton Road, Greenwich, S.E.10.
CRISP, G. H., L/Corporal, 2nd Yorkshire Regiment. Having enlisted in June 1914, he proceeded to France, and fought in the Retreat from Mons, and later at La Bassee, Ypres I, Festubert, and Neuve Chapelle, where he was wounded in March 1915. Upon his recovery he returned to France in September of the same year, and took part in the fighting at Loos on the Somme, and at Arras, where he was again wounded, but recovered and served at Cambrai, also in the Retreat and Advance of 1918, until the Armistice, after which he was sent to England, and discharged in May 1919. He holds the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
48, Ambrose Street, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.
CRISP, H., Sapper, R.E. Volunteering in May 1915, he was sent in the following January to Egypt in the Signal Section of his Corps, and after eighteen months service there was transferred to France, where he did duty at the General Headquarters Staff in the Printing Department until demobilised in March 1919. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
161, Gloucester Road, Peckham, S.E.25.
CROCKER, E. G., Private, East Surrey Regiment. He volunteered in September 1914, and served at a station in the South of England for six mouths. At the end of this period he was found to be unfit for further service, and was discharged on that account in March 1915.
45, Cranham Road, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.
CROCKER, H. W., Driver, R.A.S.C. (M.T.) Volunteering in May 1915, he was sent to France three months afterwards, and did good service right through to the end of the war, conveying food stuffs, and ammunition up to the front line, and also doing ambulance work. He carried out his important, and often dangerous duty in connection with many engagements, and was wounded at Bapaume just before the Armistice, but served on until demobilised in March 1919. He holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
45, Melon Road, Peckham, S.E.15.
CROFT, H., Sergt., Grenadier Guards. He was mobilised in August 1914, and immediately sent to France, where he took part in the Retreat from Mons and the Battles of the Marne, the Aisne, La Bassee and Ypres. Later he was unfortunately killed in action at Bethune on January 19th, 1915. He held the Queen's and King's South African Medals, and was entitled to the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
"His memory is cherished with pride."
103, Fernbrook Road, Lewisham, S.E.13.
CROFT, H., Corporal, Royal Irish Regt. A serving soldier on the outbreak of war he proceeded to France with the Expeditionary Force, and took part in the great Retreat from Mons, in the course of which he was unfortunately taken prisoner. After undergoing four years of captivity in Germany, he was, on his repatriation, demobilised in 1919, and holds the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
239, East Street, Walworth, S.E.17.
CROFT, J. W., Cpl., 22nd London Regt. (Queen's). He had previously served in the Boer war, and voluntarily rejoined in August 1914, proceeding overseas on the completion of a short training, later in the same year. Whilst in France he took part in numerous engagements in many sectors until hostilities ceased. He was demobilised in January 1919, and holds the Queen's and King's South African Medals (with four bars), the 1914 Star, the General Service and Victory Medals.
23, Landells Road, East Dulwich, S.E.22.
CROFT, V., Guardsman, Irish Guards. Volunteering in June 1915, he passed through his training in England, and was drafted to the Western Front in 1917. He took part in heavy fighting near Arras, and in the Ypres sector, but on July 25th of the same year, whilst engaged in the Battle of Ypres (III), he gave his life for the great cause of freedom. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals. His body lies in the British Cemetery near Ypres.
"He passed out of the sight of men by the path of duty and self sacrifice."
289, East Street, Walworth, S.E.17.
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