Crisp, Lance Corporal, William James Norman

7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment

William Crisp was born in 1894 in Pulham St Mary.  In the 1911 Census he was working as a Milk Lad on the Farm.  He was one of five sons to his parents Robert and Mary Priscella Crisp.  His other brothers were Robert, Stanley, Leslie and Cecil.  He enlisted into the 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment.  He was first wounded with a gunshot wound to his left thigh on 9 October 1915 in France and was treated in a Military Hospital in Versailles.  Then it is believed he was transported back to England for recovery.  He then returned back to the Front Line and was subsequently killed in action on 10 October 1916.  He is buried at the Theipval Memorial, Somme, France.  He is also listed on the Pulham St Mary War Memorial alongside his brother Robert Emmanuel Crisp of the 1 Battalion Norfolk Regiment who was also killed in action on 8 January 1915.

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