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Offline PhilipG

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2nd Lt. Hubert Crampton M.C. : 5th Manchesters
« on: May 12, 2019, 12:41:46 PM »
This officer was another of Wilfred Owen's friends from his days at Romford.   Owen writes that Crampton was part of a substantial draft overseas around July 1916.     Research shows that Crampton later won the Military Cross, possibly on attachment to the 6th Glosters.

Is it possible, please, to ascertain whether or not this was indeed the case and also to which part of the Western Front this officer draft of 5th Manchesters was posted?   PhilipG.

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Re: 2nd Lt. Hubert Crampton M.C. : 5th Manchesters
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2019, 09:07:54 PM »
Philip,
If he was part of a draft overseas in July 1916, 2/Lt Crampton would have been posted to the 1/5th Bn in Egypt, unfortunately the War Diary has not been digitized.
He was Commissioned into the regiment on 04.06.1916. His MC was a King‘s Birthday award so there is no citation but the award is gazetted as Manchester Regt.
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29617/supplement/5726
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30111/supplement/5478

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Re: 2nd Lt. Hubert Crampton M.C. : 5th Manchesters
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2019, 07:11:48 AM »
Charlie,

Thank you for your help.  I note that Cadet Thomas Arthur Doran later left the 5th battalion and served with the RAF holding the rank of Pilot Officer.   PhilipG.

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Re: 2nd Lt. Hubert Crampton M.C. : 5th Manchesters
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2019, 07:48:09 AM »
Some further research.  Hubert Crampton - Owen's friend - was in civil life a chartered accountant, but where he was in practice, e.g Manchester, I have not been able to discover.    PhilipG.

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Re: 2nd Lt. Hubert Crampton M.C. : 5th Manchesters
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2019, 04:34:40 PM »
Tim,

Thank you. PhilipG.