One family from Bromley, Kent saw three of their five sons on active services during World War 2. This short article, printed in the Bromley & District Times newspaper on the 8th November 1940 (page 5), gives readers an update on their whereabouts.
Articles like this are very useful to find when searching family history, as they can give further information about the person such as military regiments, schools attended and where they were employed prior to signing up. As well as names of other family members.
Our Service Families
The Crisp Brothers
Three of the five sons of Mr and Mrs S. J. Crisp, of 12 Godwin Road Bromley are serving in his Majesty’s Forces.
Driver John George Crisp, aged 32, is in the royal Army Service Corps. He is one of those brave men who returned safely from Dunkirk. He was educated at Raglan Road School, and for 14 years he was in the employment of Alex Tosland and Son, furnishing and decorating specialists of High Street, Bromley.
Driver Samuel James Crisp (27) is also in the Royal Army Service Corps. He went to the Bickley and Widmore School and afterwards was employed as chauffeur-gardener at Bickley.
Private Charles Frederick Crisp (21), of the Royal West Kent Regiment, is a prisoner of war in Germany. After leaving school in Bromley, he joined the Territorials.
the to other sons are Ronald Crisp (18) and Leonard Crisp (17).