CEF Soldier Detail

Private Allan Cripps
Died: September 15, 1916

Regimental Number:
445275
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
18th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Chatham, New Brunswick
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Wm A. Cripps Chatham NB
Address at Enlistment:
Queens Street, Chatham NB
Date of Birth:
February 16, 1894
Trade or Calling:
Labourer
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Not Specified
Place of Enlistment:
Sussex, New Brunswick
Date of Enlistment:
August 2, 1915
Age at enlistment:
21
Height:
5 Feet 7 Inches
Chest:
36 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Courcelette
Date of Death:
September 15, 1916
Age at Death:
22
Buried at:
Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
Not Specified
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box r2141 - 23
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18 Bn
Vimy Memorial

Collector has BW medal & Victory medal but no Memorial cross, Medals named to 445275 Pte. A. Cripps. 18 -Cdn. Inf.

The 7 Oct 1916 issue of "The World" (Chatham) noted that a letter fron overseas from 5 Miramichi boys, including Allan, had arrived saying all were fine. It would only be a few days until the notice of his death arrived.

0624 14 Sep 1916 near Albert: the Bn war diary notes that the unit attacked and took a section of German trench, penatrating 1200 yards into the German support trenches. The postion was held and turned over to the Gordon Highlanders the next night. Allan was the one "missing" soldier noted after the raid.

Circumstances of Death Card lists death as "Killed in Action." See Mikan Record 49264, Volume Number: 31829_B016733, Page: 529