CEF Soldier Detail

Major William Beverley Crowther
Died: May 3, 1917

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
3rd Battalion
Company:
C Company
Place of Birth:
Toronto, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
William Crowther, father. 150 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
150 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario
Date of Birth:
March 27, 1889
Trade or Calling:
Salesman
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Valcartier, Quebec
Date of Enlistment:
September 22, 1914
Age at enlistment:
25
Height:
6 Feet Inches
Chest:
35 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Wounded April 10, 1917 at Farbus Wood, KIA at Arleux-en-Gohelle
Date of Death:
May 3, 1917
Age at Death:
28
Buried at:
Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Plot:
VI. H. 11.
Commemorated:
St. Paul's Anglican Church, Toronto, Ontario
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes
3rd Battalion Nominal Roll
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Major Canadian Infantry 3rd Battalion C Company
Captain Canadian Infantry 3rd Battalion D Company
Captain Canadian Infantry 12th Reserve Battalion
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 1st Infantry Brigade Headquarters
Captain Canadian Infantry 1st Infantry Brigade Headquarters
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 3rd Battalion Transport Section
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 3rd Battalion No. 4 Company

Son of William Cawthra Crowther and Kate Maria Crowther (nee Lee); older brother of Second Lieutenant Stanley Lorne Crowther of the Royal Flying Corps who died September 20, 1917.

Suffered a general nervous breakdown in May 1916 while seconded to the 1st Brigade Headquarters, and returned to Canada to recover. He returned to service in September 1916 and was initially posted to the 12th Reserve Battalion before being reassigned to the 3rd Battalion

Awards and Decorations
Military Cross