Coleshill Remembers World War 1
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Entry for Private William Crewe
9th Battalion Devonshire Regiment
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Commemorated on the plaque at the Roman Catholic Church. William Patrick Crewe was born in Birmingham in 1893, son of Mrs C Crewe. In 1901 he was living at the St Paul’s Home, Coleshill. He enlisted in the 9th (Service) Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment at Birmingham and first served in France on 27th July 1915. Private Crewe (service number 12121) was killed in action on 1st July 1916 during the capture of the village of Mametz. He is buried in the Devonshire Cemetery, Mametz, France. Private Crewe was awarded the 1915 Star, Victory and British medals.
St Vincent’s Journal No.23, Summer 1916. We regret very much that Quartermaster Sergeant Peter Pattison and William Crewe have fallen in action, and that Private Daniel McGregor has died at the front after an illness. Willie Crewe came to St Paul’s Home in January, 1897. The sisters there retain a very pleasant recollection of him. He left for St Vincent’s Home on April 27th, 1908. He joined the Devons at the outbreak of war.