GEORGE CRISP

Born: 1891, Holton St. Mary, Suffolk.

Died: 3rd October 1918; age 27; Died of Wounds – East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital.

George was wounded in the Cambrai fighting in November 1917, he was removed to Warrington Hospital, Cheshire. In August 1918 George was moved to the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital.

Employed as a member of the Borough Police Force, which he joined in 1913; not long after joining he was transferred to the plain-clothes department. In 1915 George was the only man spared from the plain clothes department.

 

Rank: Gunner/ unpaid Lance Bombardier; Service Number: 776409.

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, ‘D’ Battery, 310th Brigade (T.F.).

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Grave Reference:

Near North East corner of church.

Holton St. Mary Churchyard,

Suffolk.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   Holton St. Mary, Suffolk.

 

George was 10 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

George Crisp, 51, a Shepherd on Farm, born Raydon, Suffolk.

Susannah Crisp (nee Coulson), 47, born Arwarton, Suffolk.

Robert William Crisp, 22, a Horseman on Farm, born Holton St. Mary.

Charles Henry Crisp, 19, a Groom – Domestic, born Holton St. Mary.

Frederick Ernest Crisp, 12, born Holton St. Mary.

 

1911   The Street, Holton St. Mary, Suffolk.

 

George was 19 years old, a Gardener. He was living with his parents & brother.

George, 65, a Shepherd.

Susannah, 61.

Frederick, 22, a Farm Labourer.

 

EX-DETECTIVES FUNERAL

The funeral of Bombr. George Crisp, formerly a detective-constable in the Ipswich Police Force, who died on October 3rd, in the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital, as the result of wounds received in France, took place in Holton St. Mary Churchyard, on Thursday in last week, amid widely marked testimony of sorrow among the villagers of Holton, of which place he was a native. The funeral service was conducted by the Rector, the Rev. C.J. Howard, assisted by the late Rector, the Rev. W.G. Hodges, of Haverhill, the choir also being present. The family mourners were the father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. R. Crisp (brother and sister-in-law), Gunner and Mrs. C.H. Crisp (brother and sister-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. W. Wolton (brother-in-law and sister), Mr. and Mrs. W. Cook (brother-in-law and sister), Sapper and Mrs Howell (brother-in-law and sister), Pte. and Mrs F. Barrell (brother-in-law and sister), Mrs. Mills (sister), Mrs Dale (sister), and Mrs Prestney (aunt): whilst among others present at the church were Supt. J. Firman, Inspector A. Hammond, Sergt. B. Chenery, Sergt. F. Snell, Detective-Sergt. F. Wood (from the Borough Police Force), Mr. J. Rist, Mr and Mrs. Wigby, Mr. G.H. Harrison, and Mr. E. Clarke and son. In addition to those from the family, floral tributes were sent by the Rev. C. J. and Mrs Howard, the Rev. W.G.and Mrs Hodges, the Ipswich Borough Police Force, the Sister and Nurses of the Mason Ward, East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital, and the men in the Mason Ward, Miss Rist (Holton Place), Mr. And Mrs W. Borham, Mrs Skeat. Mr. and Mrs. B. Davis (Ipswich), and Mrs Wood. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. Hastings and Son, of Ipswich.

 

George is remembered on the Town Hall memorial.

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