Crew, Dennis M

Dennis Meirville Crew, Lieutenant, 7th Cheshire Regiment
Died 5th July 1917 in Belgium

 

EARLY LIFE

Brother of Miss Esme M. Crew, of Park Villa, Macclesfield, Cheshire.

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WW1 SERVICE

 

 

COMMEMORATION

Lieut. Dennis Crew is commemorated on memorial Ref. Westroosebeke Com. Cem. Mem. 2. (I. E. 15B.) in Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery and Extension, Belgium. His memorial reads:

TO THE MEMORY OF LIEUTENANT D M CREW
5TH JULY 1917
WHO WAS BURIED BY THE ENEMY
IN WESTROOSEBEKE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
BUT WHOSE GRAVE WAS DESTROYED
IN LATER BATTLES
THEIR GLORY SHALL NOT BE BLOTTED OUT

 

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Lieut. Dennis Crew, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.

In Macclesfield, Lieut. Dennis Crew is commemorated on the the Park GreenTown HallSt Michael’s Church, St George’s Church, Park Green Club and Macclesfield Golf Club war memorials. He was also commemorated in a stained glass window in St George’s Church, which was lost when the church closed.

 

NOTES

 

SOURCES

Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Lives of the First World War website

Macclesfield Times: 13 July 1917, 9 November 1917, 23 September 1921 (photo supplement)


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