Second Lieutenant Cecil Alexander Crowe

Regiment: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Date published: 24/11/1916
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 09/09/1916
Age at death: 26
Cemetery: Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
Plot: XXV. E. 10.
Information: Second Lieutenant Cecil Alexander Crowe, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, was killed in the charge at Ginchy on September 9, 1916, while leading his company. He was a son of Mr. T. Crowe, Drumclay, Enniskillen, and was educated at Portora Royal School. In September, 1914, he obtained a commission, but failed to pass the sight test, but in May, 1915, was successful, and was gazetted to the 12th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He went to the front in June, 1916, attached to the 7th Battalion. Lieut. Crowe was a fine sportsman and a well known Rugby and cricket player.