Bertram James Forman Crossley

Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
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Date of death:
13 January 1918
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CROSSLEY Bertram James Forman

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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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Born 31/01/1882, son of James and Elizabeth Crossley of Ripley in Derbyshire; not a Rutlander!Oakham School House PrefectVolunteer in Sherwood Foresters 1900-06; CaptainTransferred to 5th Battalion on outbreak of war; broke down in training and honourably discharged; recruiter for his battalion; died at home (so actually debatable whether he should be included as War dead)
By BN on Tuesday 17th June '14 at 2:30pm

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