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Capt John James Crowe

Capt John James Crowe

Birth
Devonport, Plymouth Unitary Authority, Devon, England
Death 27 Feb 1965 (aged 88)
Brighton, Brighton and Hove Unitary Authority, East Sussex, England
Burial Brighton, Brighton and Hove Unitary Authority, East Sussex, England
Memorial ID 8542868 · View Source
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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


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  • Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
  • Added: 21 Mar 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8542868
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt John James Crowe (28 Dec 1876–27 Feb 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8542868, citing Downs Crematorium, Brighton, Brighton and Hove Unitary Authority, East Sussex, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .