John Henry Crimmel            

Servicenumber : 1142367
Rank : Private
Regiment : Border Regiment
Unit : 1st (Airborne) Battalion
Date of Death : 20-09-1944
Age : 21
John Henry Crimmel was born in East London. He was a son of Henry E. and Maud A. J. Crimmel of Canvey Island, Essex.
Crimmel was a member of No. 11 Platoon, B Company. According to the Roll of Honor, published by the Society of Friends of the Airborne Museum (J. Hey, P. Reinders and G. Maassen. 2011) Crimmel is known to have been killed instantly at the Westerbouwing in Oosterbeek when a tank opened fire at close range. The positions of No. 11 Platoon were overrun and Crimmel had to be left behind. He was reported missing on 19-09-1944. 
Crimmel has no known grave. His name is on panel 4 of the Groesbeek Memorial, which commemorates by name more than 1000 soldiers who died during te campaign in north-west Europe between the time of crossing the Seine at the end of August 1944 and the end of the war in Europe, and whose graves are not known.
Sources: Website CWGC and Roll of Honor

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