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Malcolm Charlton Crerar

In memory of:

Second Lieutenant Malcolm Charlton Crerar

August 3, 1917

Military Service


Age:

19

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Field Artillery

Additional Information


Son of Peter Duncan Crerar, K.C., and Marion Elizabeth Crerar, of Hamilton, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 576 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

DEIR EL BELAH WAR CEMETERY
Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)

Grave Reference:

D. 34.

Location:

Deir El Belah is in Palestine about 16 kilometres east of the Egyptian border, and 20 kilometres south-west of Gaza.

To reach the cemetery, travel along main road number 4 and the entrance is to be found down a sand track just before a junction. Look out for a sign over the road on the right of the junction.The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is saddened to have to report that Deir El Belah War Cemetery was damaged during a bomb attack in April 2008. The bomb severely damaged the Stone of Remembrance and Cross of Sacrifice but no graves were affected. The Commission appreciates the distress this news may cause to families of those buried at Deir el Belah but we wish to reassure the public that the damage will be assessed and repaired when it is safe to do so and access and materials can be secured.

Visitors are strongly advised to seek travel advice from their Embassy or Consulate before travelling to Gaza.

If using a vehicle with standard Israeli plates (other than one with CD plates) this MUST be parked at the crossing point outside of the barriers.

The Cemetery is permanently open and may be visited at any time.

Wheelchair access to cemetery is possible via the main entrance. For further information and enquiries please contact maoffice@cwgc.org

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of Malcolm Charlton Crerar– From "The War Book of Upper Canada College", edited by Archibald Hope Young, Toronto, 1923.  This book is a Roll of Honour including former students who served during the First World War.
  • Memorial Tablet– Second Lieutenant Malcolm Charlton Crerar is remembered on this brass Memorial Tablet.  It was unveiled on May 1st, 1921 in memory of Upper Canada College students who died on active service during the First World War.  Upper Canada College is located in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Newspaper Clipping
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  • Plaque– Second Lieutenant Malcolm Charlton Crerar was the son of Peter Duncan Crerar, K.C., and Marion Elizabeth Crerar, of Hamilton, Ontario. He was a member of the class of 1915 at the Royal Military College of Canada Cadet number 1156. He served with the Royal Field Artillery. He died on August 3, 1917. His name is listed on the memorial arch at the Royal Military College of Canada.
  • Plaque– 1156 Second Lieutenant Malcolm Charlton Crerar (RMC 1915) was the son of Peter Duncan Crerar, K.C., and Marion Elizabeth Crerar, of Hamilton, Ontario. He studied at Upper Canada College and the Royal Military College of Canada. He enlisted on May 1916. He served with the Royal Field Artillery. He served in Palestine in January 1917. He died on August 3, 1917 at 19 years of age of injuries received in a flying accident when in pursuit of an enemy aeroplane in the Gaza district, Palestine. He is commemorated on the Memorial Tablet at Upper Canada College, the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada and on page 576 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.
  • Stained Glass Window– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

1156 Second Lieutenant Malcolm Charlton Crerar (RMC 1915) was the son of Peter Duncan Crerar, K.C., and Marion Elizabeth Crerar, of Hamilton, Ontario. He studied at Upper Canada College and the Royal Military College of Canada. He enlisted on May 1916. He served with the Royal Field Artillery. He served in Palestine in January 1917. He died on August 3, 1917 at 19 years of age of injuries received in a flying accident when in pursuit of an enemy aeroplane in the Gaza district, Palestine. He is commemorated on the Memorial Tablet at Upper Canada College, the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada and on page 576 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.
  • Memorial Doll– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.
  • Memorial– Memorial Arch, Royal Military College of Canada
  • Memorial– Memorial stair, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario

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