ST-IT Limited

Coleshill Remembers Database.

Coleshill Remembers World War 1

As a free service to the World War 1 commemoration year, ST-IT Limited have created and are hosting a free database of Coleshill connected veterans.

Roll of Honour

Coleshill, Warwickshire

To return to the Full Roll of Honour - Click Here

To return to the Summary Roll of Honour - Click Here

Entry for Captain Alexander Crawford




Alexander Basil




Lincolnshire Regiment and 17th West Yorkshire Regiment

Year of Birth


Date of Death



Commemorated on the Coleshill Grammar School Memorial, Alexander Basil Crawford was born in Coleshill on 24th May 1891. His parents were Dr Alexander David Crawford (a medical practitioner) and Etty. In 1901 the family lived at 64 High Street, Coleshill. Alexander attended the King Edward’s School, Birmingham, and Coleshill Grammar School. He was a talented cricketer, both as a right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast-medium bowler, playing at county level for both Warwickshire and Nottinghamshire during 1911-1912. By this time the family had moved to Skegby, Nottinghamshire, and Alexander was working as an articled solicitor’s clerk. Private Crawford enlisted in the Lincolnshire Regiment (service number 2432) and first served in France on 31st January 1916. He was transferred to the 17th West Yorkshire regiment where he was made Captain. Captain Crawford was killed in action on the 10th May 1916 in the Neuve Chapelle-Ferme du Bois Sector. The Divisional History for the 10th May 1916 reads “A few quiet days followed, during which Captain A B Crawford and Captain G S de Williams were unfortunately killed in the line by shell burst.” Captain Crawford is buried in the St Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L’avoue, France. He was awarded the Victory and British medals.
Edit this record here

ST-IT Limited

We pride ourselves on maintaining a comprehensive communication policy at all stages of software design. From the initial draft specifications, preliminary investigations, draft design and coding, our aim is to ensure that you get the software that you want and need.

To discuss your requirements, please get in touch via our contact page.