1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Fred Crabbe

Contributed by: Suzanne Crabbe, on 2008-11-09

Fred Crabbe
Rank
First Name Fred
Surname Crabbe
Year of Birth 1893
Year of Death 1975
Regiment Royal Engineers
Place of Wartime Residence Tarvin, Chester, Cheshire

Fred's Story

My Grandad fought in the war, he died when I was only ten, and my dad said he never mentioned the war. I think it was to horrible to talk about.

There are so many things I would have loved to talk to him about, so many questions. I'm so proud of him.

My only memory of him is ,that he always greeted me with a hug and a kiss from his armchair { he had sharp whiskers and no teeth} this sticks in my mind.

I love him for what he did for our family, and his country.

Other memories

Suzanne Crabbe 2008-11-17

Fred Crabbe was in the Royal Enginners, and was a driver of a ammunition's truck. He joined on the 22nd May 1915. He was awarded the Victory, British and 15 star medal. The 15 star was awarded for service in Russia.

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