James Joseph Crabtree | Service Record

First Name(s)James Joseph
Place of BirthClitheroe
Club(s)Accrington Stanley
Blackburn Rovers
ServiceBritish Army
Service Number-
Previous Service Number(s)2520
Regiment or CorpsLoyal North Lancashire Regiment
Unit(s)1st Battalion
Previous Regiment(s) or CorpsLoyal North Lancashire Regiment
Unit(s)1/5th Battalion
Type of Casualty (If applicable)-
Theatre of War (If applicable)-
Date of Death (If applicable)-
Place of Death (If applicable)-
Place of Burial/Commemoration (If applicable)-
Grave/Memorial Reference (If applicable)-
Awards and DecorationsMilitary Cross
Citation(s)2nd Lt. James Joseph Crabtree, N. Lan. R.
"For conspicuousgallantry and devotion to duty. When his company commander had been killed and the other officer wounded, he led his company on and captured his objec- tive in spite of heavy machine gun fire. He afterwards reorganised the company, which had suffered many casualties, and success- fully consolidated his position. During the three days which followed, his splendid cheeriness and disregard for personal safety very greatly inspired his men."
(Supplement to the London Gazette, Issue 30466, 8 January, 1918.)
Supplementary NotesCommissioned 9 October 1915.