Image from 1916 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.


Born: 1895, Whitton, Suffolk.

Died: 30th August 1916; age 21; KiA.

Residence: 20, Beck Street, Ipswich.

Employed: at Cranfield’s Flour Mill, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 28th February 1915 – France.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 2906

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


The body was exhumed in January 1920, identified by a cross on the grave and later reburied with many unknown British soldiers at Delville Wood Cemetery.


Grave Reference:

XXX. C. 2.

Delville Wood Cemetery,





Relatives Notified and Address: Son of Mrs. A. Crisp, of 20, Beck Street, Ipswich.






1901   Fawcett Road, Aldeburgh, Suffolk.


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

William Henry Crisp, 46, Builders Foreman, born Monk Soham, Suffolk

Alice Rebecca Crisp (nee Pridmore), 42, born Gretton, Northamptonshire.

John Henry Crisp, 13, born Southwark, London.

David Crisp, 8, born Westerfield, Suffolk.

Lucy Ann Crisp, 7, born Westerfield.


1911   20, Beck Street, Ipswich.


Edward was 15 years old, a Porter – Tailor’s Shop. He was living with his widowed mother & siblings.

Alice, 56.

John, 22, a Warehouseman – Flour Mill.

David, 18, a Bottler – Brewery.

Lucy, 17, an Assembler – Stay Factory.


Edward’s father, William Henry Crisp died in 1902, in the district of Woodbridge, aged 47.


Edward is also remembered on the war memorial at DanceEast, Jerwood Dancehouse, Ipswich. Formerly Cranfield’s Flour Mill, and at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich. His brother JOHN HENRY CRISP is also remembered on the church memorial.

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The 4th Battalion
24th August 33rd  Division made further progress to the north east of Delville Wood, the battalion moving forward to a different set of trenches in Fricourt Wood. At 03:45 on the 25th a bombardment opened for an attack two hours later. That afternoon the battalion advanced first to Montauban Alley and then Carleton trench, and during the night to Savoy trench and George Street. When going round the trenches at daybreak on the 26th. On the 28th the battalion moved up into the newly captured portion of Wood Lane, the company supporting Orchard Street being heavily shelled. On August 30th the Germans made a violent bombing attack on Wood Lane, but this was repulsed with loss, they bombarded Orchard Trench once more, causing a good many casualties, including Captain B St. J. Glanfield and 2nd Liuts. C.W. Botton and C. M. Oliver, Wounded. Shortly afterwards Captain Glanfield died of wounds. The next day the battalion went back to camp near Dernancourt. 
extract from Suffolk Regiment history 1914-1927 Lt col C.C.R. Murphy.

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