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VC857   Thomas Crisp

Name   Thomas Crisp   No.   10055   POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   857   Awards   VC   DSC

Regiment   Royal Naval Reserve



Rank VC Won   Skipper

Rank End Of Career   Skipper

Place Of Birth   Stanford Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England

Place Of Death   Off Jim Howe Bank, North Sea

Buried/Location Ashes   Lost off Jim Howe Bank, North Sea


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone       Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   2 November 1917

VC Presented   19 Decemebr 1917, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Named on Chatham Naval Memorial (panel 25, column 3), Chatham, Kent

P  Named on War Memorial, St Margaret's Church, Lowesoft, Suffolk

Named on Tenor Bell at St Margaret's Church, Lowesoft, Suffolk

P  Green Plaque at former home, Stanford Street, Lowesoft, Suffolk

P  Crisp Close, Lowesoft, Suffolk

P  Tom Crisp Way, Lowesoft, Suffolk

P  Display & Painting at Royal Navy Patrol Service Museum, Sparrows Nest, Lowesoft, Suffolk

By The Way…

Skipper Thomas Crisp died in his sons arms, in the aftermath of his VC Action, aboard the sinking HM Armed Smack Nelson

VC Held By

Waveney District Council, Town Hall, High Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England



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The First World War

BORN   28 April 1876

DIED   15 August 1917   AGE   41

VC Won   15 August 1917   AGE   41

Place VC Won   Jim Howe Bank, North Sea

War/Campaign   First World War 1917