Born: 1889, St Peter’s, Ipswich.

Died: 21st August 1914; age: 25; Main Line, near Laingsburg Station, Cape Town, South Africa.

Residence: Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: 20th June 1907; Occupation: General Labourer.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 9077

Regiment: Bedfordshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


Grave Reference:

Sec. 4. 97062B.

Cape Town (Maitland) Cemetery,

Western Cape,

South Africa.




1891   Stoke Street, Ipswich.


William was a year & 6 months old and living with his parents & siblings.

Shadrack Runnacles Crawford, 35, a Dock Labourer, born Suffolk.

Ellen Jane Crawford (nee Cloud), 34, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Robert Crawford, 15, born St. Peter’s, Ipswich.

John Crawford, 13, born St. Peter’s, Ipswich.

Shadrack Crawford, 11, born St. Peter’s, Ipswich.

Ellen Crawford, 9, born St. Peter’s, Ipswich.

James Crawford, 5, born St. Peter’s, Ipswich.


1901   66, Hawes Street, Ipswich.


William was 11 years old and living with his widowed father & brothers.

Shadrack, 49, an Engine Driver Cleaner.

Robert, 24, a Horse Dealer – own account.

John, 22, a Quay Labourer.

James, 16, a Plumber’s Labourer.


William’s mother, Ellen Jane Rachel Crawford, died 1893, Ipswich.


Bedfordshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion:


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