Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Reginald Waring Lindsay Crawford

In memory of:

Second Lieutenant Reginald Waring Lindsay Crawford

July 13, 1916

Military Service


Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Field Artillery

Division:

C Battery 63rd Brigade

Additional Information


Only son of Frederick Lindsay Crawford and Harriet Clarke Penfold Crawford, of Montreal, Quebec.

Commemorated on Page 570 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

V. C. 4.

Location:

The town of Abbeville is on the main road from Paris to Boulogne, about 80 kilometres south of Boulogne. On reaching Abbeville from Boulogne on the N1 at the roundabout, take the right turn immediately before Boulogne Road direction. A CWGC direction sign is on site. Enter the ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY by the left hand side main gate and follow CWGC signs within the Cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Plaque– Pro Deo Et Patria Erected by the Royal Military College Club of Canada Anno Domini 1923. Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada. 

969 Lieut Reginald Waring Lindsay Crawford (RMC 1914) was the only son of Frederick Lindsay Crawford and Harriet Clarke Penfold Crawford, of Montreal, Quebec. He served with the Royal Field Artillery Division: C Battery 63rd Brigade. He died on July 13, 1916. He was buried in the Abbreville Cemetery, Somme, France.
  • Grave marker– 969 Lieut Reginald Waring Lindsay Crawford (RMC 1914) was the only son of Frederick Lindsay Crawford and Harriet Clarke Penfold Crawford, of Montreal, Quebec. He served with the Royal Field Artillery Division: C Battery 63rd Brigade. He died on July 13, 1916. He was buried in the Abbreville Cemetery, Somme, France.
  • Stained Glass Window– On their 50th anniversary the class of August 1915 at the Royal Military College of Canada have placed this memorial stained glass window to honour their fallen classmates.

969 Lieut Reginald Waring Lindsay Crawford (RMC 1914) was the only son of Frederick Lindsay Crawford and Harriet Clarke Penfold Crawford, of Montreal, Quebec. He served with the Royal Field Artillery Division: C Battery 63rd Brigade. He died on July 13, 1916. He was buried in the Abbreville Cemetery, Somme, France.
  • 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.
  • University School Yearbook Photo– Photograph taken around 1910.  He attended University School, located in
Saanich, on Vancouver Island, B.C. during 1909-1912. 

In memory of Second Lieutenant Reginald Waring Lindsay Crawford who died on July 13, 1916.  

"2nd Lieutenant R. W. L. Crawford, R.F.A. We deeply regret to chronicle the death of Lieut. Crawford. He was wounded during an attack on some German trenches and village beyond. His Colonel and he lay without aid being able to reach them. A Doctor at last crawled out to them and rendered 'first aid'. Later gangrene set in, and poor Crawford had to have his leg amputated. He died on a hospital barge on July 13th, and was buried at Abbeville Cemetery. His Colonel, Lieut. Col. W. A. Short, writes of him : 'I should be glad if you would say from me how much the Brigade feels the loss of so gallant a young man. His devotion to duty, which caused his wound, in front of a German village (till then believed impregnable), was no surprise to his brother Officers.'"

Source:  University School, 1916 November Year Book “The Black and Red”, courtesy of SMUS Archives.
  • Memorial Stair– Memorial stair, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario
  • Memorial Arch– Memorial arch, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario

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