John Charles Crowder

John Charles Crowder


37354, Private, John Charles Crowder, 9th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, formerly, 2214, Cheshire Regiment.

Born in 1894, at Macclesfield, son of colliery mechanic, William and Annie Maria, (nee, Sherratt),. Crowder. In 1901, the census returns show they were living in Glamorgan, at 10, Railway Terrace, this was because of William’s work. John was educated at St George’s Branch School, London Road, he also attended Brunswick Wesleyan Chapel and
Sunday school, he was an enthusiastic member of the Scout Troop. In 1911 they were living at 12, North Street, Sutton, John was working as a dyer for Mr Mellor at the Dams.

Soon after the outbreak of war, John attested into the Cheshire’s at Macclesfield. He embarked with the B.E.F. for Flanders in September 1916, and it was then that he was transferred to the Lancashire Fusiliers. On arriving at the units Base in France, he had a spell in hospital with blood poisoning. John was killed in action, Tuesday, 4 September 1917, aged 23 years.

Medals: British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Private, John Charles Crowder is buried at Gwalia Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.
C.W.G.C. Ref: – I.H.24.

Also refer to

  • Macclesfield Troops pre WWI
  • Photos from Barnswood archive Macclesfield WW1
  • WWI List of Addresses Trevor Druce Macclesfield Reflects
  • ‘Big Hats, Shorts and Dyb Dyb Dyb’ – a history of Macclesfield and Congleton Scouts by Norman Gosling N.B. Crowder under the record of 6th Macclesfield not 7th
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