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Robert Cruse (1878-1917) - Remembering

The war memorial unveiling ceremony, Grove Park, Weston-super-Mare, 11 May 1922

(North Somerset Council and Somerset County Council Heritage Service, 2014)

 

Processing around the war memorial during the unveiling ceremony, Grove Park, Weston-super-Mare, 11 May 1922

(North Somerset Council and Somerset County Council Heritage Service, 2014)

 

Étaples Military Cemetery in France, 2007, where Robert Cruse was buried

(Courtesy of Commonwealth War Graves Commission)

 

Robert Cruse fought with A Company, ‘Bristol’s Own’, 12th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment

 

Remembering

Robert was buried in Etaples Military Cemetery in France. His headstone is marked with a cross and the words ‘Greater love hath no man than this that he lay down his life for a friend’.

His widow Emily and daughter Hilda received an official telegram notifying them of his death. The local papers reported his death.

After the war ended in 1918, Emily and Hilda were sent Robert’s medals, a roll of honour and a commemorative plaque. His name was listed on the war memorial in Grove Park and the memorial at the Weston-super-Mare Postal Delivery Office.

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Published 3 years ago by Amal Khreisheh

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