Malvern College First World War Casualty

Major Stanley Searle Crisp

Photo of Stanley Searle Crisp
House and time at Malvern: Sch, 1901 - 1903.

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery.
Died: 08 December 1917 aged 30 in Italy. Died of wounds.
Cemetery: Giavera British Arcade Italy P 1 R G G 5

Born 17th January 1887, 3rd son of Fred Crisp JP DL and Elizabeth Crisp, White House, New Southgate.
Planter in Malay States.
63rd Anti-Aircraft Sect. Royal Field Artillery.

'Stanley Crisp was a boy of fair ability, and showed distinct promise at cricket. He was popular in his House. On leaving School he went to the Malay States, as a planter. He did excellent work in the war, and was a temporary Major in the R.F.A. when he died of wounds.' (Malvernian, Mar 1918).

On the 9th December 1917, his wife, Mrs Muriel May Crisp, received a telegram at the Mascot Hotel on Baker Street from the War Office regretting that her husband was dangerously ill with shell wounds to the chest and the following day on the 10th December 1917 she received a telegram deeply regretting to inform her that he had died from his wounds at No 39 Casualty Clearing Station, Italy.

Service record:WO 339/57134
Grevestone memorial at Friern Barnet Churchyard

My dearly loved husband Fred Crisp JP DL who departed this life November 9th 1905 in his 57th year, “Peace perfect peace”,
also Stanley Searle, 3rd son of the above, Major Royal Field Artillery, killed in action December 6th 1917 aged 31 years, buried in British Military Cemetery Istrana Italy, “Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori”,
also Elizabeth, wife of the above Fred Crisp, passed on March 23rd 1939 in her 90th year, “God moves in a mysterious way.”