Lawrence C. Crabtree (1896-1918)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.


Lawrence C. Crabtree was the son of engineer Robert Crabtree.

He married Minnie Cooke of 31 Corby Street, Birkby, daughter of builder Joseph Cooke, on 2 June 1917 at St. John's Church, Huddersfield. By that time, Lawrence was already a 2nd Lieutenant.

Following her husband's death, Minnie moved to 144 Lydgate Lane, Crookes, Sheffield.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

CRABTREE, LAWRENCE C. 2nd Lieutenant. 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Lower Brow, Paddock, 4.1.1896. Son of Robert and Sarah Crabtree, The Lodge, Edgerton House, Huddersfield. Educated at Thomas Street Council School and Berry Brow Council School. Employed as an engineer. At the time of enlistment, was living at Castlehouses, Castle Hill. Husband of Minne Crabtree. Killed in action, 24.4.1918, at Villers-Bretonneux. Buried CRUCIFIX CORNER CEMETERY, VILLERS-BRETONNEUX. Grave location:- Plot 7, Row E, Grave 19.