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