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Private Thorpe Douglas Crowell   Regimental Number: 3255536   Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 13th Battalion Company: 1st Depot Battalion, New Brunswick Regiment Regimental Number: 3255536 Place of Birth: East Kemptville, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia Date of Birth: July 13, 1896 Trade: Machinist Marital Status: Single   Next of Kin: Victoria Crowell, mother, of East Kemptville, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: January 12, 1918 (Conscripted) Address at Enlistment: East Kemptville, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia Place of Enlistment: St. John, New Brunswick Age at enlistment: 21 Height: 5 Feet 3 Inches Religion: Baptist   Saw service in: Great Britain In 1916, Thorpe Crowell, the son of Alden H. and Victoria Crowell, left East Kemptville for Beverley, Mass. in the United States where he was employed.  He was drafted into the U.S. Service on January 7, 1918 at Boston with the 11th Reverse Battalion, 7th Platoon.  On January 11, 1918 the unit sailed for Saint John, New Brunswick where he transferred to the Canadian Army, 1st Depot Battalion, New Brunswick.  He received one month of initial training before being sent overseas.  The Battalion embarked Canada on the SS Melita at Halifax, Nova Scotia February 18, 1918 and disembarked in Liverpool, England March 4, 1918.  Thorpe Crowell became ill on February 26, 1918 during teh crossing with coryza and measles broke out March 5, 1918.  He was admitted to Ravenscroft Military Hospital, Seaford, England on March 6, 1918 and was transferred to Borough Isolation Hospital which handled cases of infectious diseases for No. 14 Canadian General Hospital on March 13, 1918. He developed broncho-pneumonia and died of heart failure at 1.35 p.m. March 17, 1918. In England he was nominally a member of the 13th Reserve Battalion.  He was taken ill on board the transport and on arrival in England was sent to the 14th Canadian General Hospital, Eastbourne, England.    His British War Medal, Memorial Cross, Plaque and Scroll were delivered to his Mother and exists in a private collection in British Columbia.   Commemorated on Page 392 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Date of Death: March 17, 1918     Cause of Death: Illness Age at Death: 21 Buried at: Seaford Cemetery, Sussex, UK Plot: A. 3054.   The Seaford Cemetery was opened in 1897, and belongs to the Urban District Council. It contains 253 burials of the 1914-1918 War, almost all are in four of the plots on the North side, and a War Cross is erected on that side, close to the Chapel. The 10th Canadian Stationary Hospital was at Seaford in November, 1916 -January, 1917, and the place then became one of the main Canadian Training Centres.   
Private Thorpe D. Crowell
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