Born: 1891, Ipswich.

Died: 16th May 1915; age 23; KiA – Richebourg.

Date of Entry Therein: 5th May 1915 – France.


Rank: Sapper; Service Number: 25758

Regiment: Royal Engineers, 5th Field Coy.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 1.

Le Touret Memorial,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles & Clara Alice Crowe, of 26, Orwell Road, Ipswich.




1901   7, Levington Road, Ipswich.


James was 9 years old and living with his parents, siblings & maternal grandmother.

Charles Crowe, 41, a Coppersmith, born Leiston, Suffolk.

Clara Alice Crowe (nee Hanton), a Stay Machinist – at home, born Sudbury, Suffolk.

Frederick Charles Crowe, 11, born Ipswich.

Edith Beatrice Crowe, 4, born Ipswich.

Ruby Evelyn Crowe, 1, born Ipswich.

Maria Hanton, 62, a Midwife, born Ipswich.


1911   7, Levington Road, Ipswich.


James was 19 years old, a Coppersmith – Engineer Works. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Charles, 51, a Coppersmith – Engineer Works.

Alice, 49.

Charles, 21, a Carpenter – Builder.

Edith, 14.

Ruby, 11.

Violet Esme Crowe, 9, born Ipswich.

Ernest Harold Crowe, 4, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Charles Crowe – father.


James is also remembered on the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich. ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH WAR MEMORIAL, Ipswich.


 Royal Engineers, 5th Field Coy:


One Comment

  • Thinking of you on the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. Your sister Alice, my great grandmother, always kept your memory alive and spoke often of her little brother to her granddaughter, my mother.
    From your great-great niece Karen x


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