Remembrance - The Yorkshire Regiment, First World War
2nd Lieutenant Marlborough Evelyn Bradford CROSSE
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Photo : The Gresham's School Roll of Honour
2nd Lieutenant Marlborough Evelyn Bradford CROSSE.
2nd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 13 March 1915. Aged 21.
Buried GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY.
The following additional biographical information is taken from Roberts Coulson's Biographies of Officers of the Yorkshire Regiment;-
"Marlborough Crosse was born at Lucknow in India on January 28th 1894 and was articled to the Birmingham legal firm of Barwell-Ewins before the war.
At the onset of war he enlisted in September of 1914 in the ranks of the Artists Rifles and was commissioned in November of 1914, joining the 2nd Yorkshires as the battalion Machine Gun Officer.
March 1915 saw the battalion in billets at Laventie but on March 9th they moved up to the line at Neuve Chapelle.
The battalion attacked at 2-30 p.m. on March 10th and in scenes of fierce fighting 2nd Lt Crosse was killed in action “While working his machine gun.
He was the eldest son of Marlborough Crosse of Lahore in India."
His brother, Lieutenant Ewins Charles Marlborough Crosse is also commemorated. He served in the 2nd Battalion Leicestershire Regt. and was killed on 16 May 1915, almost exactly two months after his brother.
There are extensive biographies of both of the Crosse brothers, with portrait photos, on the Gresham's School Roll of Honour website.
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