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1917, MARCH 11th – VALET SUB-SECTION OF DENICOURT TRENCHES, ABLAINCOURT SECTOR

Killed in Action 11th March 1917

202081 Private Alfred Cecil Crapper

In Memory of Private A. C. CRAPPER

Son of William and Elizabeth A. Crapper, of 1, Brooke’s Cottages, Woodstock Rd., Summertown, Oxford.

Age 26.

Commonwealth War DeadGrave/Memorial Reference:II. F. 49.Cemetery: BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY

1917, MARCH 9th – 15th VALET SUB-SECTION OF DENICOURT TRENCHES, ABLAINCOURT SECTOR

Ablaincourt Sector

From The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, by Captain G. K. Rose M.C. (Oxford: B.H. Blackwell, 1920)

The Battalion returned to do another tour in the Ablaincourt sector. The line was again held by A on the left (owing to the former three-company system no proper interchange had been possible) and by B on the right. Davenport went to my old headquarters, which the enemy was now busy trench-mortaring, and held half the front previously held by C, which, with D Company, was now in support. To the usual evils were now added rifle-grenades filled with gas, which caused several casualties in A Company. D Company lost a good man in Lance Corporal Tremellen, who was wounded by a bullet through the legs when leading a ration party ‘across the top,’ and other N.C.O.’s went sick with trench fever. During this tour the energy of Corporal Viggers, of my company, was most remarkable. He did the work of ten.

Extracted From The Regimental Chronicles of the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

… had one more tour in the line from the 9th to the 15th

Private Alfred Cecil Crapper

Name: CRAPPER
Initials: A C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 11/03/1917
Service No: 202081
Additional information: Son of William and Elizabeth A. Crapper, of 1, Brooke’s Cottages, Woodstock Rd., Summertown, Oxford.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. F. 49.
Cemetery: BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY

Name: Alfred Cecil Crapper
Birth Place: Oxford
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 11 Mar 1917
Enlistment Location: Summertown, Oxon
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 202081
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

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