Joseph Crewe

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details

Born: About 1887 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Family: He was the son of George Crewe and he had a sister Clara, whom he gave as his next of kin in 1915.

Residence: In 1911 he was living with his sister, Clara, at 12 Yardington Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. This was the address he gave when he enlisted in 1915.

Employment: In 1911 he was a general labourer.

Died: Not known

Military Details

Regiment: King’s Shropshire Light Infantry

Rank: Private

Service Number: 3466

Date of Enlistment: 10 May 1915

Date of Discharge: 17 July 1915

Reason for Discharge: Not likely to become an efficient soldier (due to epilepsy)

Medals and Awards

Joseph was awarded the Silver War Badge number 232711 on 6 July 1917

Silver War Badge

Great War History Hub Whitchurch Shropshire Medals Front Image

The Silver War Badge was issued in the United Kingdom and the British Empire to service personnel who had been honourably discharged due to wounds or sickness from military service in World War I. The badge, sometimes known as the "Discharge Badge", the "Wound Badge" or "Services Rendered Badge", was first issued in September 1916, along with an official certificate of entitlement.


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