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Letitia Harriet "Harry" Crawford Hill
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Birth: 1882
Birr
County Offaly, Ireland
Death: Oct. 10, 1918, At Sea


Daughter of William Henry Crawford and Elizabeth Crawford, of Stillorgan, Co. Dublin, later of Torquay Road, Foxrock.
For further details, see the bio of her father.


The birth of Letitia Harriette Crawford was registered at Parsonstown, Queen's Co. [now Birr, Co. Offaly], in Q2. 1882.

Wife of Captain Valentine Hill, R.F.A., whom she married in Rathdown district, Co. Dublin, in Q2, 1915.

Her name does not appear to have been recorded in the census of Ireland in 1901 or 1911.


The motto above her name on the memorial plaque notes that she was "On War Service".
What she was doing is not yet known.

She, and her brother Sydney, were passengers onboard the Royal Mail Ship Leinster, which was sunk by torpedoes from a German Submarine, whilst enroute from Kingstown [now Dun Laoghaire], Co. Dublin, to Holyhead, Anglesey, North Wales.

Her body was never recovered.




Her brother
Lieut. Sydney George Crawford
was with her, and also died in the sinking.
His body was washed ashore on the south coast of Scotland, near Kirkudbright, Dumfries & Galloway.


Their names are included in
R.M.S. Leinster



 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Henry Crawford (1846 - 1936)
  Elizabeth Crawford (1860 - 1929)
 
 Siblings:
  Letitia Harriet Crawford Hill (1882 - 1918)
  Willie Crawford (1890 - 1892)*
  Ernest Harold Crawford (1895 - 1933)*
  Sydney George Crawford (1897 - 1918)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

Transcription
of the Crawford Memorial Plaque
at St. Brigid's Church,
Stillorgan, Co. Dublin.

"On War Service"

In Loving Memory
of
LETITIA HARRIET
eldest daughter of Wm. HENRY
and ELIZABETH CRAWFORD
of Stillorgan, Co. Dublin,
and wife of
CAPTAIN V. HILL, R.F.A.
aged 34 years.

"The Royal Dublin Fusiliers"

Also her brother
SYDNEY GEORGE CRAWFORD
Lieut., R.D.F.
aged 21 years,
he was buried at
Kirkbean, Kirkcudbright,
Scotland,
22nd November.

Both drowned on the R.M.S. Leinster when
torpedoed in the Irish Sea, 10th October 1918

"Faithful unto death"
"Duty well done"


 
Burial:
Body lost at sea
 
Created by: John
Record added: Sep 22, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 117448767
Letitia Harriet Harry <i>Crawford</i> Hill
Added by: John
 
 
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