Capt John Crowe VC

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The local news here in the south-east have just run a piece on the unveiling of a plaque in Belgium commemorating Capt John Crowe VC. Capt Crowe, serving with 2nd Bn Worcestershire Regt, was decorated by King George V following the battle of Nueve Eglise on 14th April 1918. His connection with this part of the world is that he was a pre-war member of Dover Rifle Club. Current club members arranged for the unveiling of the plaque in the village, now known as Nieuwkerke, close to were Capt Crowe led a charge that eliminated positions from which German machine guns were firing and interrupting the Bn's communications with the rear. This is apparently the first memorial erected to Capt Crowe.

Links:

BBC News - Dover WWI hero and VC winner is honoured in Belgium

Worcestershire Regiment(29th/36th of Foot) Web site
 
#2
Sadly yet another one I knew nothing about.
I wonder how the family really felt,actually walking on the same ground where the story unfolded?
 
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