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Forename(s): Maurice Robinson
Place of Birth: Grassington, Yorkshire
Service No: 15/252
Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 'C' Coy 15th (Service) Battalion. (1st Leeds)
Division: 31st Division
Date of Death: 1916-07-01
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: CONISTONE-WITH-KILNSEY, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: GRASSINGTON, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: HEBDEN, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: LINTON-IN-CRAVEN, YORKSHIRE
Maurice Robinson Crowther was the son of John and Elizabeth Crowther, née Robinson. John was born at Eccleshill near Bradford and Elizabeth at Barnoldswick, Yorkshire.
1901 Grassington, Yorkshire Census: Well Lane - Maurice R. Crowther, aged 9 years, born Grassington, son of John and Elizabeth Crowther.
1911 Grassington, Yorkshire Census: Ridley House - Maurice Robinson Crowther, aged 19 years, born Grassington, son of John and Elizabeth Crowther.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Maurice R. Crowther, 15/252, W. York. R. Theatre of War first served in: (3) Egypt. Date of entry therein: 22.12.15. Pres. Dead.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Maurice Robinson Crowther, 15/252, 15th W. Yks. Presumed Dead 1.7.16.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Maurice Robinson Crowther, 15/252, 15th Bn W. Yorks. Date and Place of Death: On or since 1.7.16 France. Death presd. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father and Grantee - John. £10 18s. 10d.
The 15th (Service) Bn Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) (1st Leeds), informally known as the Leeds Pals, were amalgamated with the 17th (Service) Bn Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) (2nd Leeds) to form the 15th/17th Battalion on the 7 December 1917.
Short biographies of Maurice are included in:
‘Swaledale & Wharfedale Remembered – Aspects of Dales’ life through peace and war’ by Keith Taylor (2006).
‘Missing But Not Forgotten – Men of the Thiepval Memorial Somme’ by Pam & Ken Linge (2015).
See also: ‘Silva Gars’ by John Crowther (1930).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
CROWTHER, Maurice Robinson, [Grassington], West Yorkshire Regiment, killed in action, France, July 1, 1916.
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Private Maurice Robinson CROWTHER
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division
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