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Capt John James Crowe
Birth: Dec. 28, 1876
Death: Feb. 27, 1965

British Victoria Cross recipient. John James Crowe was born in Devonport, near Plymouth. During the First World War, he served as a Second Lieutenant in the 2nd. Battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment. On the 14th. April at Neuve Eglise in Belgium, the enemy had attacked a post in a village and then established a position, with machine gun and snipers, on the high ground nearby. Lieutenant Crowe led a party of two N.C.O.s and seven men, who engaged the enemy twice. On each occasion, the enemy withdrew into the village, followed by the Lieutenant firing upon them. On the second occasion, he took only two men and attacked two enemy machine guns, killing both gunners and several more of the enemy, the remainder of whom withdrew, allowing the Lieutenant to capture both guns. As a result of this, he was promoted to the rank of Captain. There is no memorial to Captain Crowe; he was cremated, and his ashes were scattered in the Downs Crematorium, in the flowerbed shown in the picture. His medal is kept at the Regimental Museum in Worcester.  (bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) 
 
Burial:
Downs Crematorium
Brighton
Brighton and Hove Unitary Authority
East Sussex, England
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
Record added: Mar 21, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8542868
Capt John James Crowe
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Capt John James Crowe
Added by: Iain MacFarlaine
 
Capt John James Crowe
Added by: Iain MacFarlaine
 
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- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Feb. 27, 2014

- James Snow
 Added: Feb. 27, 2014
Rest in peace old chap.
- derrick unwin
 Added: Oct. 23, 2013
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