Second Lieutenant William Crossman

Second Lieutenant William Ronald Morley Crossman, 2nd Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. He was killed in action in France on 2nd November 1914, aged 20, during the First Battle of Ypres.  He was the son of Mrs F.A. and the late Mr  L. Crossman of Bamburgh and was a native of Beal, Northumberland. He fell in the desperate fighting to prevent a German breakthrough at Ypres and despite heavy casualties the line held and the Germans had lost their chance of a quick victory.


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