EPHRAIM CRAWFORD

 

 

Born: 1886, Ipswich.

Died on or since death presumed: 20th July 1917; age 31.

Residence: 6, Great Gipping Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: 3rd June 1909; age: 20 years; Occupation: Bricklayer; Religion: CofE. Height: 5ft 5 1/2ins, fresh complexion, hazel eyes & dark brown hair. Tattoos – Tomb Stone back of right hand, numberous tattoos on both arms. Bracelet – right wrist.

Date of Entry Therein: 15th January 1915 – France.

Embarked: Folkstone – 15th January 1915 – disembarked: Calais – 15th January 1915.

 

29th September 1915 – Gun Shot Wound – Left Hand in the field – 9 – Casualty Clearing Stataion – 23 General Hospital – Etaples – to England.

Posted 21st January 1916 – 2nd Battalion – York & Lancaster Regiment.

 

Service:

Joined 34 I.B.D. Etaples 17th January 1917.

Joined 2nd Battalion – in the field – 20th January 1917.

To Grenade School – 28th January 1917.

Re-joined 2nd Battalion – 7th February 1917.

Awarded 21 days F.P. No. 1.

To 16 Brigade Course 29th April 1917.

Re-joined 2nd Battalion 6th May 1917 – Missing 20th July 1917.

 

Offence: 2nd April 1917 – While on Active Service:

  1. Drunk in town about 3.30pm.
  2. Using Obsence Language to a N.C.O.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 9545; Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

Panel 105 & 106.

Loos memorial,

Pas de Calais,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Brother of Mr. J.G. Crawford, of 4, Lawrence Court, Curriers Lane, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   7, Queen Street, Ipswich.

 

Ephraim was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

George Crawford, 36, a General Labourer, born Ipswich.

Mary Ann Crawford, 35, born Ipswich.

Jessie Crawford, 12, born Ipswich.

Alice Crawford, 11, born Ipswich.

George Crawford, 9, born Ipswich.

Jacob George Crawford, 3, born Ipswich.

Walter Crawford, 2, boorn Ipswich.

 

1901   27, Tanner’s Lane, Ipswich.

 

Ephraim was 15 years old and living with his widowed father & siblings.

George, 49, a Maltster.

Jessie, 22.

George, 19.

Jacob, 13.

Walter, 11.

Mary Crawford, 9, born Ipswich.

 

Ephraim is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Peter’s Church, Ipswich.

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York and Lancaster Regiment, 2nd Battalion:

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/york-lancaster-regiment/

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