Harold Clarence Crew

Memorial: Hanham - High Street

Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

Medals: 1939–45 Star, War Medal 1939–1945

Rank and number: Private 5674341

Parents: Samuel and Beatrice Crew

Marital status: Married

Home address: 6 Wiltshire Avenue, Hanham, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Bitton Paper Mill

Date of birth: 1919

Place of birth: Keynsham, Bristol

Date of death: 27/05/1940

Buried/Commemorated at: Bruyelle War Cemetery (Ref. II. C. 14.), Hainaut, Belgium

Age: 21

Further information:

Both of Harold’s parents died before he was 5 years old. He attended Samuel Whites School and Hanham Road School. He was a fitness fanatic. Every day he rode his bicycle from home to Bitton and back home again, with a half hundred weight pack on his back. He married Olive E Jenkins in October 1939 at Kingswood

Harold served with the 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

His name has been inscribed on the War memorial plaque at Holy Trinity Church, Kingswood

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

This information is based by kind permission on the following sources:
1) Booklet ‘Not Just a Name on Stone’ by Hanham Local History Society
2) Thanks to Mr R Crew and Mrs. M Antill of Hanham Local History society for their help
3) Jo Hurst, researcher for the South Gloucestershire Second World War Stories Project