In Flanders Fields……Harold Crick

Harold Ernest CRICK

Geddington Roll of Honour 1914-18

Picture of Harold Crick

Harold Crick

Rank: Private
Service No: 268502 – Formerly 1503
Regiment/Service: Royal Warwickshire Regiment – 1st/7th Battalion
Enlisted: Hunts Cyclist Battalion 1 Nov 1915
Died: 16/06/1918 – Killed in action, aged 23
Cemetery: Cavalletto British Cemetery, Italy (unusual for British dead) – Plot 1. Row F. Grave 6
Memorial Inscription: ‘Loved too much in life to be forgotten in death. R.I.P.’
War Office Information: Son of Ernest W. and Emma Crick, of Geddington, nr. Kettering, Northants.

Personal Information

Harold lived with his parents Ernest William & Emma Crick in Carver’s Lane, Geddington . He was their only son. Born in 1895 and baptised in June 1895,  he was a popular figure around the village, a keen sportsman and occasional organist at Great Oakley Church. Like others in the village he worked at Kettering Co-operative Clothing Factory.  He went to enlist at the end of October 1915 with Frank Mason and Frank Crick. To do so they journeyed to Huntingdon to join the Hunt’s Cyclist Battalion. He served first in France and then Italy . He was reported to have been killed by a shell on 16th June 1918.

1901 Census: Carvers Lane, Geddington
Ernest Willie Crick (father); Aged 27; shoemaker; b. Geddington
Emma Crick (mother); Aged 26; b. Broughton
Harold Ernest Crick; Aged 5; b. Geddington

1911 Census: Grange Road, Carvers Lane, Geddington
Ernest W Crick (father); Aged 37; insurance agent – married 16 years
Emma Crick (mother); Aged 36 – 1 child
Harold E Crick; Aged 15; tailor’s presser
Evelyn E Crick (cousin); Aged 2; b. Geddington