2Lt. George Anthony Cripps

George (Tony) Cripps
Lapugnoy Military Cemetery showing 2Lt. Cripps headstone 4th from left.
By Wernervc - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=32916507
Lapugnoy Military Cemetery
By Wernervc - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=32916510

Service No. 105586 – 2/5th Bttn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)

Killed in action on Monday 20th May 1940 aged 34 during the Battle of France by the British Expeditionary Force just before they were encircled at Dunkirk.

Buried at Lapugnoy Military Cemetery in the Pas de Calais near Bethune.

Son of Percy R Cripps & Beatrice H Cripps of Little Burstead
Husband of Constance Lilian Cripps of Dunmow.

Family sources have said that 2Lt. Cripps was never referred to as George and always as Tony. He was killed when after being wounded the ambulance he was travelling in was bombed.

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