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CPO Clifford Lee Crawley

CPO Clifford Lee Crawley

Birth
Death 13 Nov 1942 (aged 33)
Solomon Islands
Burial Orchard Hill, Lamar County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 54413763 · View Source
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Georgia
Chief Electrician's Mate
United States Navy
World War II Veteran
Sank with the USS Juneau at Guadalcanal

Cliff married in Brooklyn, New York to Charlotte (Chick) Greller, born unknown; died May 17, 1956.
Cliff and Chick had one daughter, Carol Lee Crawley, born September 25, 1937; died April 23, 1942. Cliff was a Chief Electrician's Mate in the Navy in World War II. He was killed in action during or shortly after the sinking of the light cruiser USS Juneau (CL-52), on November 13, 1942. The Juneau participated in a number of naval engagements during the months-long Guadalcanal Campaign beginning in August 1942. Early in the morning of November 13, 1942, during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, the Juneau was severely damaged by a Japanese torpedo and forced to withdraw. While withdrawing from the battle, the ship was hit by another torpedo that caused a massive explosion and the ship quickly sank; only 10 members of her crew survived.

Cliff was one of the 13 children of Henry Lee Crawley and Sarah Josephine Brandon Crawley.
Twelve of the Siblings are linked and listed plus Ruby Winfred Crawley Lightfoot (1904-1984) that Find A Grave connections are being researched.



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  • Maintained by: Charlie Crawley
  • Originally Created by: Sgt Ed Elstan
  • Added: 2 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54413763
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPO Clifford Lee Crawley (11 Aug 1909–13 Nov 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54413763, citing New Crawley Cemetery, Orchard Hill, Lamar County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Charlie Crawley (contributor 47529751) .