Tag Archives: David Cripps

52 Ancestors #42 – Conflict

There are several ways to write about this week’s prompt, conflict. One could write about family conflicts but that’s not where I’m going to go with this newsletter instead I’ll cover the huge conflict of WWII (World War 2). 

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Serving Our Country

I’m adding another post today as we have another member of the Cripps family who enlisted in the AIF to serve our country in WWI, in David Williams Cripps son of Charles, born 23 May 1886. I had been told … Continue reading

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Pte David Charles Cripps

Today, 12 September 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of the sinking of the “Rakuyo Maru” on the 12th September 1944.  541 Australian Army Personnel lost their lives when approximately 700 Australian and 600 British POW servicemen were on board, sailing from Singapore to … Continue reading

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