Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.


Born: 18th December 1888, Southwark, Surrey.

Baptised: 24th July 1889 at St Saviour, Southwark, Surrey.

Died: 16th March 1920; age 31; Dead body found in the water of the River Gipping in the parish of Ipswich, Suffolk.

Inquest held on the 17th March 1920; cause of death drowning.

Occupation: Mill Hand employed at Cranfield’s Mill, Ipswich.


Date of Entry Therein:12th August 1914.


Rank: Driver; Service Number: T/25671.

Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,




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




1891   Ivy Cottage, Alfred Road, Buckshurst Hill, Chigwell, Essex.


John was 2 years old and living with his parents

William Henry Crisp, 38, a Bricklayer; born Monks Soham, Suffolk.

Alice Rebecca Crisp, 37, (nee Pridmore); born Gretton, Northamptonshire.


1901   Fawcett Road, Aldeburgh, Suffolk.


John was 13 years old and living with his parents & siblings

William, 46, a Builders Foreman.

Alice, 42.

David Crisp, 8, born Westerfield, Suffolk.

Lucy Ann Crisp, 7, born Westerfield.

Edward Crisp, 5, born Whitton, Suffolk.


1911   20, Beck Street, Ipswich.


John was 22 years old, a Warehouseman at a Flour Mill. He was living with his widowed mother & siblings.

Alice, 56.

David, 18, a Bottler at a Brewery.

Lucy, 17, an Assembler at a Stay Factory.

Edward, 15, a Porter at a Tailors Shop.


John’s father, William Henry Crisp, died in 1902, in the district of Woodbridge.


John’s brother, Edward Crisp, was KiA in the First World War, on the 30th August 1916. Edward was 21 years old, a Private, service number 2906, of the 4th Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment. Edward was laid to rest at Delville Wood Cemetery, Somme, France.


John & Edward are also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich.

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