Private John Crew

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

17 May 1915

War time / or Pre War occupation

Farm labourer


Luton Hoo estate

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

53 West Hyde
Nr Luton
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location


War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Pte John Crew, 10479, 2nd* Battalion Beds Regiment, died on May 17th, 1915, from wounds sustained at the battle of Festubert.

He was included on a list of men who had enlisted from the Luton Hoo mansion and estate compiled by Lady Wernher's agent, James Baker. It was published in The Luton News on July 8th, 1915, by which time two were listed as wounded and Pte Crew as killed.

Pte Crew was born at Hyde, and in the 1911 Census was described as a farm labourer. The then 15-year-old son of James and Emma Crew, of 53 West Hyde [Road], had three brothers - George, Walter and Bertie - also living at home.

[* The Luton Hoo list said he had joined the 1st Bedfords]


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Author: Deejaya

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