Sidney Herbert Crabbe

Surname: Crabbe
Other names: Sidney Herbert
Other people in this story:
George Crabbe
Ellen Elizabeth Crabbe (nee Gale)
Francis Frederick George (Frank) Crabbe
Jessie Burden
Winifred Annie Stubbs (nee Burden)
William Stubbs
Locations in this story:
Beaminster, Dorset
Tarrant Crawford, Dorset
Iwerne Minster, Dorset
Poole, Dorset
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Sutton Waldron, Sahftesbury, Dorset

Sidney Herbert Crabbe was born in the Beaminster, Dorset, Registry area on 7 Oct 1896 the son of George Crabbe and Ellen Elizabeth Crabbe (nee Gale).  (The surname was sometimes spelt 'Crabb' but more usually with an 'e'. certainly after the 1939 Register.)  Sidney lived his very early life in Tarrant Crawford, Dorset, until by 1911 the family had moved to Shute Lane, Iwerne Minster, Dorset.  Sidney had enlisted and joined the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 16079). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but he was with the 2nd Battalion and discharged on 30 May 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  By the 1921 Census he was living with his parents in Shute Lane, Iwerne Minster, employed as a Farm Worker.   He married Jessie Burden in Iwerne Minster, Dorset, on 26 Apr 1924 and they set up home at 5 The Street, Sutton Waldron, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Tower Hill, Iwerne Minster, Dorset, still working as a Farm Worker.  His wife, Jessie, died in 1952 and Sidney went on to remarry Winifred Annie Stubbs (nee Burden), the widow of William Stubbs and Sidney's sister-in-law, in Poole, Dorset, during 1958.  He died in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, during 1984.  His brother Francis Frederick George (Frank) Crabbe also served but was killed in action.  Both of their names are included on a Roll of Honour published privately in Iwerne Minster.


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