1025905 278346 Gunner William Crowdle, 45th Battery, 31st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery

1892. Born Stradbally, Kilmacthomas, Waterford

1901 Irish Census, Ballynabanoge North (Ballylaneen, Waterford)

Crowdle          Thomas            50        Male    Head of Family           Roman Catholic
Death: Thomas Crowdle         67        Apr-May-Jun 1927      Kilmacthomas
Crowdle          Marianne         31        Female Wife    Roman Catholic
Death: Mary Anne Crowdle   76        Jul-Aug-Sep 1945       Kilmacthomas
Crowdle          Richard           12        Male    Son      Roman Catholic
Crowdle          Mary    10        Female Daughter         Roman Catholic
Crowdle         William           9          Male    Son      Roman Catholic
Crowdle          Thomas            7          Male    Son      Roman Catholic
Crowdle          Ellen    6          Female Daughter         Roman Catholic
Crowdle          John     4          Male    Son      Roman Catholic

1912 Jan 3. Enlisted aged 20 as Special Reservist for 6 years, Royal Field Reserve Artillery at Athlone. Occupation Agricultural Labourer. 12056 Driver William Crowdle, 45th Battery, Royal Field Reserve Artillery

1912 Jan 3. Training at Athlone 3 Jan 1912 to 2 July 1912 

1912 Apr 10. 3 days confined to barracks at Athlone ‘Irregular Conduct on Parade’

1912 Jun 6. 7 days confined to barracks at Athlone ‘Irregular Conduct on Parade & Hesitating to Obey an Order’ 6 June 1912

1912. Present at training 20 Aug 1912 to 3 Sep 1912

1913. Present at training 19 Aug 1913 to 2 Sep 1913

1914 Aug 6. Mobilized to 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery

1914 Aug 19. Disembarked in France19 Aug 1914

1917 Jan 3. Service extended under Military Service Act 1916,

1917 Apr 27. 28th Army Field Artillery Brigade Ammunition Column . 28th Brigade had left 5th Division to become an Army Field Artillery Brigade 21 Jan 1917 . 122 Battery RFA left for 52 Brigade RFA on 15 March 1917.

1917 Jul 28. 28th Brigade Ammunition Column to Clearing Office 28 July 1917

1917 Aug 8. Returned to UK with Trench Fever

1917 Aug 27. Hospital Ship to New End Military Hospital Hampstead

1917 Nov 6. Leave to Ireland 6 Nov 1917 to 16 Nov 1917

1917 Nov 16. Irish Command Depot, Tipperary 16 Nov 1917

1918 Feb 1. 5A Reserve Brigade, consisting of 25, 26 and 27 Batteries. Athlone

1918 Feb 14. Adjutant’s Detachment School of Gunnery at Shoeburyness, Essex at the mouth of the Thames Estuary

1919 May 3. Transferred to Class Z

1919 Dec. Marriage William Crowdle to Margaret Kiely at Kilmacthomas

1920 Mar 12. Attested (for 7/5) aged 24 at Waterford as 1025905 278346 Gunner William Crowdle, 45th Battery, 31st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Labourer . Nok Ballogarty, Kilmacthomas, Waterford (Mother)

1920 Oct 31. Deserted aged 25 at Cahir

1921 Jun 15 Discharged at own request

1921 Jun 21. Application to join Post Office

1971 May 27. Death in 5 St Anne's Terrace, Kilmacthomas, Waterford, Ireland

Soldiers missing in Ireland