Crabbe, Campbell Tempest Eyre

The fourth son of Brigadier-General Eyre Macdonell Stewart Crabbe CB and Emily Constance Crabbe. He transferred to Dulwich College from Winchester in the summer of 1912.

He was commissioned into the Grenadier Guards from Sandhurst in 1915 but died at the age of 18, during an attack during the Battle of Loos. On 27th September 1915, under cover of a thick smoke screen, 2 Guards Brigade, which included 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards, advanced to Chalk Pit Wood and the Chalk Pit, between Hulluch and Loos, where they were to support the 1st Scots Guards in an attack on a colliery heading and workings, known as Puits 14 bis, together with the few remaining small buildings on site. The attack failed and at some point in this action, Eyre-Crabbe was killed. The London Gazette of February 1918 published a notice inviting people who had a claim against his estate to get in touch with his solicitors, and giving Eyre-Crabbe’s address as Glen Eyre, Bassett, Southampton.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Crabbe
  • Forenames or initials: Campbell Tempest Eyre
  • House: H
  • Years in School: 1910-1912
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Grenadier Guards
  • Date of Birth: 2nd February 1897
  • Date of Death: 27th September 1915
  • How Died: Missing, presumed killed
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer F4
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Unknown but commemorated on Panels 5-7 of the Loos Memorial