Rifleman Y/1254 Alfred Crump

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Killed in Action on Tuesday, 27th June 1916, age 29.
Buried in Grave C. 37. at Agny Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France.

9th Bn., King's Royal Rifle Corps. 41st Brigade of 14th Division.

Born: Tipton, Enlisted: Warwick, Resident: Leamington.

First landed France & Flanders, 29th November 1914.
Medal entitlement: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives did not survive.

Not commemorated on any Tipton memorial.
Commemorated here because identified as Tipton on 'Soldiers Died in the Great War'.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/249604/

Genealogical Data

Birth of Alfred Crump registered June quarter 1887 in Dudley.

1891 Census
The Green, Chesterton, Leamington, Warks.
Henry Crump (33, General Labourer, born Droitwich), his wife Annie (29, born Tibberton), and their 2 children: George H. (7, Scholar, born Droitwich), and Alfred (5, Scholar, born Ocker Hill).

1901 Census
Wallmer Farm, Hanbury, Droitwich.
Head of household: John Cook (67, Farmer, born Dodderhill), his wife Mary Anne (72, born White Ladies, Aston), and their son: William Henry (27,Farmer's Son, born Wednesbury), and Alfred Crump (14, General Servant - Domestic , born Ocker Hill).

1911 Census
The Green, Chesterton, Leamington, Warks.
Head of household: George Crump (27, Waggoner on Farm, born Droitwich), and his brother Alfred Crump (25, Waggoner on Farm, born Tipton), also 3 other Crump brothers: Walter, Frank and John.

Personal Data

Alfred is buried in Agny Military Cemetery, as is Edward Thomas, the war poet and author of the famous poem 'Adlestrop'.

After Alfred's death, his outstanding army pay and allowances amounted to £9/5/10d (9 pounds, 5 shillings and 10 pence); this was paid to his mother and sole legatee, Annie, in December 1916. His War Gratuity was £8/0/0d (8 pounds exactly), this was also paid to his mother in October 1919. The value of the War Gratuity suggests that Alfred had enlisted in approximately September 1914.

Action resulting in his death

Still to be researched. Contact me if required.

Newspaper Cuttings