CROW Robert

Robert CROW 1908 – 1944

14217592 Lance Corporal Robert Crow, 19 Field Security Section, Intelligence Corps died 27 September 1944 aged 36. He is buried at West Auckland cemetery[1] and commemorated on West Auckland War Memorial.

Family Details

Robert Crow was born 13 September 1908[2], the son of Robert William and Lavinia Crow and the brother of William.  In 1911, he, his 2 months old brother and mother were recorded as visitors to Robert and Alice Crow and their family at Kepier Terrace, Durham.[3]  His father has not been traced.

In 1934, Robert married Bertha Preshous.[4]  In 1939, Robert and Bertha lived at Garden House, Auckland Terrace, Shildon.  Robert is recorded as working as “Permanent Investigating Clerk for Unemployment Assistance”.[5]

His death was registered in Westmoreland North in 1944. [6] The probate register records that he and Bertha lived at 22 Richard Terrace, Coronation, Bishop Auckland and he died on war service.[7]

Service Details

The service details of Lance Corporal Robert Crow have not been researched.

Burial [8]

Robert Crow is buried at grave reference Row F. plot 35 West Auckland Cemetery.  His headstone bears the following epitaph

Till the day dawns



[1] Commonwealth War Graves Commission

[2] 1939 England & Wales Register and England & Wales Birth Index 1837-1915 Vol.10a p.214 1908Q4 Auckland

[3] 1911 census

[4] England & Wales Marriage Index 1916-2005 Vol.10 p593 1934 Q3 Auckland

[5] 1939 England & Wales Register

[6] England & Wales Death Index 1916-2007 Vol.10b p.722 1944Q3 Westmoreland North

[7] England & Wales National Probate Calendar [Index of Wills & Administrations] 1858-1995

[8] CWGC