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Crick, Frederick Arthur
1887 -


  • Enlisted:
  • at Desborough on 11 Dec 1915. Aged 29y 4m
  • Description:
  • height 5ft 7½in; chest 35in; religion Baptist.
  • Occupation:
  • Corset Factory
  • Address:
  • 17 Gold St, Desborough
  • Next of kin:
  • (Father) John Crick, 17 Gold St, Desborough. Later (Wife) Winifred Miriam Crick, 13 Charles St, Rothwell

Service history

22 Mar 1916Appointed to 6th Battn Essex Regiment (6061)
23 Aug 1916Transferred to 7th Battn Border Regiment (27518)
09 Sep 1916B.E.F.
23 Apr 1917Missing
23 Apr 1917Gun shot wound, left leg. (Leg later amputated - records don't show when this happened)
25 May 1917Letter from Rev J.T. Crotty to War Office reporting that Crick and 2 others had recently arrived at POW Camp Gieesen
20 Jan 1918Repatriated Prisoner of War
08 Mar 1918Granted leave pending admission to Queen Mary's Hospital. It may be that this was for the amputation of his left leg
20 Sep 1918Transferred to 2 M Conv Aux, Roehampton
26 Oct 1918Discharged. being no longer physically fit for war service. Character Very Good

British War Medal
Victory Medal

Letter from his wife seeking information after a long silence during the war


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