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   2nd Lieutenant Cecil Alexander Crowe
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 21/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 24/03/1890
Died: 09/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 26
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Delville Wood Cemetery
  Longueval, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave XXV-E-10
CWGC Casualty 549108
Longueval is a village 11 kilometres east of Albert. Delville Wood Cemetery is east of the village and on the south side of the road from Longueval to Ginchy.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Crowe family Lists Cecil as age 11 living with the family at house 3 in Drumclay, Enniskillen Rural, Fermanagh
2 1911 Census lists Cecil Crowe Lists Cecil as age 21 boarding at house 19 in Molesworth Street, Cookstown, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists Crowe family Does not Cecil as living with the family at house 16 in Drumclay, Enniskillen Rural, Fermanagh
4 Irish Life - Our Heroes Details and photo of Second Lieutenant Cecil Crowe
5 Irvinestown Tower Graveyard Cecil Crowe commemorated on family headstone in Irvinestown
6 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
7 National Archives UK Details can be purchased here
8 War Graves Photographic Project Gravestone photo of Cecil A Crowe can be purchased here.
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