5504534 Private Jack CRUMP, 1/4th Bn. Hampshire Regiment: 15/03/1943

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Remembering Today

    Casualty
    Private CRUMP, JACK
    Service Number 5504534
    Died 15/03/1943
    Aged 24
    1/4th Bn., Hampshire Regiment
    Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Rose Crump; husband of Ellen Annie Emma Crump, of Sedlescombe, Sussex.
    INSCRIPTION: FOR OUR FUTURE BRAVE, YOUTH, FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE HE GAVE VICTORIOUS IN HIM
    Buried at OUED ZARGA WAR CEMETERY
    Location: Tunisia
    Number of casualties: 241

    Cemetery/memorial reference: 1. H. 5.
     
  2. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    Marriages Jun 1911
    Crump Thomas Hastings 2b 67
    Mewett Elizabeth R Hastings 2b 67

    Births:
    Crump Joyce K Mewett Rye Sep 1912
    CRUMP Margery Mewett Rye Dec 1914
    Crump Jack Mewett Rye Dec 1918
    CRUMP Gladys M Mewett Rye Mar 1923

    1939 REGISTER TRANSCRIPTION
    Brook Lodge Farm, Battle, Sussex
    NAME DOB OCCUPATION
    Thomas Crump 23 Apr 1882 Farmer
    Elizabeth R Crump 17 Oct 1886 Unpaid Dom Duties
    Joyce K Lister (Crump) 14 Jun 1912 Poultry & Housework
    Sorry, this record is officially closed.
    Sorry, this record is officially closed.

    Marriages Jun 1942
    Crump Jack Lister Battle 2b 131
    Lister Ellen A E Crump Battle 2b 131

    No children.
     
  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    From The Royal Hampshire Regiment 1918-1954 by David Scott Daniell pages 112 & 113.

    The defensive positions of the Brigade had been rearranged , so that the 1/4th was at Ksar Mezouar , with the 2/4th on their left and the 2nd on their right. Here the Battalions remained throughout March , subject to a good deal of mortaring and shelling, and in weather conditions which started ''trench feet'' until dry socks were sent up each evening with the rations for a nightly change. Little movement was possible by day , but intense patrolling took place each night and frequent contact was made with the enemy. In this month, for example , the 1/4th Battalion suffered some hundred casualties , mostly in ''B'' and ''C'' companies .
     

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