Captain Bertram James Forman Crossley was a Captain in the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). He had left the Army after being wounded and awarded the Silver War Badge in 1916. He died at home from a short illness on 13 January 1918. He was 36. Bertram was born between January and March 1882 in Ripley, Derbyshire, the son of James and Elizabeth Crossley. He went to boarding school in Belper before going on to Oakham School. He married his first wife but she died very young, leaving him with a young son James who was aged 5 in 1911 and the two of them lived at Carr House, Ripley. He remarried again, this time in London, on the 21 March 1916, perhaps after leaving the army, to Lillie Marie Lawn.
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