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Crespin, C W V

Tower Hill Mercantile Marine Memorial

Tower Hill Mercantile Marine Memorial, London


Commemorated on Jersey Mercantile Marine Memorial at Jersey Maritime Museum
and on the Isle of Portland War Memorial


Charles William Victor Crespin

Fireman Charles William Victor Crespin
Mercantile Marine. SS Vanellus

Aged 34. Son of Charles Crespin, of 20, Albert Terrace, Portland, Dorset. Born at Gorey, Jersey.

Killed in action, aged 34 years.

One of three brothers who all fell within 6 months

S.S. "Vanellus" (Cork) 1,797 tons, defensively-armed, 1 October 1916, Havre Roads, mined and sunk, 3 lives lost.

Isle of Portland War Memorial

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record