7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
09/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Cecil Alexander Crowe was the eldest son of Thomas and Jeannie Crowe. Cecil was born at Drumclay House on 24th March 1890. Thomas Crowe was a grocer who had a shop in High Street, Enniskillen. Cecil was educated at Portora Royal School in Enniskillen. While there he played both rugby and cricket and was reputed to be a fine sportsman. Cecil boarded with the McVeys in Molesworth Street, Cookstown. He worked as a bank clerk for the Ulster Bank. Cecil Crowe successfully enlisted with the 12th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in May 1915, and was quartered with it in Enniskillen. He went to the front on the 3rd June 1916, attached to the 7th Battalion. He was killed in the charge at Ginchy on 9th September 1916, whilst leading his company.