Shaftesbury Park Walk War Memorial 03

Charles Alfred Crew

Surname: Crew
Other names: Charles Alfred
Other people in this story:
Charles William Crew
Bessie Crew nee Lane
Locations in this story:
Mesopotamia
Basra War Cemetery, Iraq
Melplash, Netherbury, Dorset
St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
Dorchester

Story:
Charles Alfred Crew was born in 1892 in Melplash, Dorset, and baptised there on 14th August, 1892. He was the son of Charles William Crew, a blacksmith, and Bessie Crew (nee Lane). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a school teacher and living at Melplash, Netherbury, Dorset. He enlisted In Dorchester in the 1st/4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 2223). He served in Mesopotamia and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. At the time of his death from cholera on 11th July 1917 he held the rank Corporal. He was buried at Basra War Cemetery, Iraq (grave id. VI.L.11). He is remembered on the Park Walk War Memorial and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury.

Images:
  • Names on Park Walk War Memorial 1
  • Park Walk War Memorial 2
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 3
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 2
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 1

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives