Remembered with honour Thiennes British Cemetery: Row D, Grave 8.
He enlisted in Colchester, Essex; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 21 August 1914, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Frederick’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Frederick and Ellen (nee CARDY) CRAWLEY of Watford; husband of Clara Louisa (nee WEBB) CRAWLEY of Watford.
His parents married 25 December 1885 at St Botolph’s, Colchester. Frederick died 1921 in the Watford district aged 58; Ellen died 1934 in Watford aged 69, and was buried 30 April in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford.
Frederick was born 1887 in Enniskillen, Ireland, and married 1916 in the Watford district; they had one child. Clara never remarried and died 2 February 1968 in Watford aged 77.
On the 1891 Census, aged 3 he lived in Kempston, Beds, with his parents and no siblings. On the 1901 Census, an errand boy aged 13, he lived in Colchester. On the 1911 Census, a Private in the 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry aged 25, he was stationed in Bloemfontain, Orange Free State, South Africa.
Date of death27/06/1918
Age at death29
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)