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Harry William CRIPPIN

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Surname: CRIPPIN

Forename(s): Harry William

Place of Birth: Huyton, Lancashire

Service No: ---

Rank: Captain

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Field Artillery

Battalion / Unit: 56th Division HQ

Division: 56th (1/1st London) Division

Age: 27

Date of Death: 1916-09-08

Awards: M.C., M.I.D.

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: II. A. 2.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

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Harry William (Roy) Crippin (born 14 March 1889) was the son of Henry Hall Crippin and Catherine Gray Crippin, née Sutherland. Henry was born at Manchester, Lancashire and Catherine at Kincardine O'Neil, Aberdeenshire.

1891 Huyton with Roby, Lancashire Census: 4, Tarbock Road - Harry William Crippin, aged 2 years, born Huyton, son of Henry H. Crippin and Catherine E. Crippin.

1901 Eastbourne, Sussex Census: Clifton House School, 1, Upper Avenue - Harry W. Crippin, aged 12 years, born Huryton [sic], Lancashire.

1911 Farnborough, Hampshire Census: Minden Barracks, Deep Cut - 2nd Lieut. Harry William Crippin, aged 22 years, 87th Battery Royal Field Artillery, born Huyton, Lancashire.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Capt Harry William Crippin, M.C., R.F.A. Disembarkation date: 9.9.14. Dec'd 8.9.16. K. in A. Correspondence: (Mother) Mrs. H.H. Crippin, 9, Coburg Road, Ramsey, I. of Man.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Capt H. W. Crippin, R.F.A. K. in A. 8.9.16.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Bde Major H. W. Crippin, R.F.A. Date and Place of Death: 8.9.16. In action. To whom issued/Amount: Father and Administrator - Henry Hall Crippen [sic] Esq. £83 4s. 7d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) for Harry not found.

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Data Source: Craven Herald Article


Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

CRIPPIN, Major W.H., aged 27, R.A., grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sutherland of Settle, killed in action Sept. 8, 1916.


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Captain Harry William CRIPPIN

Captain Harry William CRIPPIN

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 56th (1/1st London) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 56th (1/1st London) Division

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Surname: CRIPPIN

Forename(s): Harry William





Rank: Capt

Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery & Royal Field Artillery


Decorations: M.C.

Died Date: 08/09/16

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War:

Notes: (56th Div HQ)

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Surname: CRIPPIN

Forename(s): H W

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number:

Rank: Captain

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

Unit: 56th Div. H.Q.


Awards: M C

Died Date: 08/09/1916

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DE RUVIGNY'S ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-1918 – Part Three

CRIPPIN, HARRY WILLIAM, M.C., Brigade-Major, 87th Battery, R.F.A., s. of Henry Hall Crippin, of The Red Cottage, Ramsey, Isle of Man, by his wife, Catherine Gray, dau. of Alexander Sutherland; b. Huyton, near Liverpool, 14 March, 1889; educ. Wellington College, and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; gazetted 2nd Lieut. R.F.A. 23 July, 1909; promoted Lieut. 23 Dec. 1912. Temp. Capt. 29 May, 1915, Capt, 23 Dec. following, and Brigade-Major 10 March, 1916; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 1914; was appointed Gunner Adjutant 1915, being subsequently given command of a Field Battery of Artillery, and was killed in action 8 Sept. 1916. while with his General reconnoitring for new gun positions. Major Crippin was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 17 Feb. 1915] by F.M. Sir John (now Lord) French, for gallant and distinguished service in the field, and was awarded the Military Cross [London Gazette, 18 Feb. 1915]; unm.

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966


CRIPPIN Catherine Gray of The Red Cottage Ramsay Isle of Man (wife of Henry Hall Crippin) died 3 January 1918 Probate London 10 July to the said Henry Hall Crippin gentleman. Effects £2302 7s. 3d.

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29 September 1916

CRIPPIN – September 8, killed in action, Major W. H. Crippin, R.A., aged 27 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Crippin, Ramsey, and grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sutherland, Settle.

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18 January 1918



Mrs. H.H. Crippen, of the Red Cottage, Ramsay, Isle of Man, second daughter of the late Mr. Alexander and Mrs. Sutherland, of Mains View, and sister of Mr. Robt. Sutherland, of Sansbury Place, Settle, passed away at 24, Blencathra Street, Keswick, on the 3rd inst. The cause of death was heart failure following congestion of the lungs. The deceased visited her brother at Settle as recently as the middle of last December. The death in action of her only son, Major H.W. Crippen, M.C., R.A., in November, 1916, was a very severe blow to deceased, and doubtless contributed somewhat to her early decline.

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