George Crewe

George Crewe

Personal Details

Born: 9 January 1890 and baptised on the 30 January 1890.

Family: George was the fourth child of William and Ann Crewe of Claypit Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. George married Lizzie after emigrating to Canada.

Civilian Occupation: He was employed as a Billiard marker.

Emigration: On the 12 January 1909 he signed up as an Army reserve however after just over a year’s service he bought his discharge and emigrated to Canada.

Occupation in Canada: He was working as an Elevator Operator when he signed up for the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary force in March 1917.

Died: 9 November 1938, aged 48.

Military Details

Regiment: Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force

Rank: Private

Service Number: 524398

Date of Enlistment: 26 March 1917

Date of Discharge: 15 February 1918

Reason for Discharge: Poor health

Other Information: Although he was sent to England, due to poor health he did not see any action and returned to Canada in November 1917. His brothers Arthur, Harry and Thomas and his uncle Charles also served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in WW1.


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