February 01, 2010
I'm a late comer to your very interesting log. I came across it while researching RW Creswell who was Colin
Creswell's older brother. Both are my uncles. I am planning a visit to the Beersheba War Cemetery where
Randolph is buried this coming April. In 1994 we visited the Portsmouth Naval War Memorial on Panel number 24 and saw Colin's name. It was difficult to find out any other information.about him.
I will keep an eye out for any other news which appears on you site.
My thanks for your mail, are you seeking more informaion about Colin or Randolf or both?
Was Randolf in the British Army and what year did he die?
I am looking for him on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site.
You probably know all of this.
RW Creswell was a Captain in the Imperial Camel Corps ( Australian ) died on November 6 1917, and is buried at Beesheba Cemetey in Israel.
Name: CRESWELL, RANDOLPH WILLIAM
Initials: R W
Regiment/Service: Imperial Camel Corps (Australian)
Unit Text: 3rd Australian Bn.
Date of Death: 06/11/1917
Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
Additional information: Order of the White Eagle,
5th Cl. with swords (Serbia). Son of Rear Admiral
William Rooke Creswell, K.C.M.G., K.B.E., and
Adelaide Elizabeth Creswell, O.B.E., of Largs Bay,
and of Ferndale, Silvan, Victoria Australia. Native
of Largs Bay, South Australia.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: C. 46.
Cemetery: BEERSHEBA WAR CEMETERY
In Memory of
Captain RANDOLPH WILLIAM CRESWELL
Mentioned in Despatches
3rd Australian Bn., Imperial Camel Corps
on 06 November 1917
Order of the White Eagle, 5th Cl. with
swords (Serbia). Son of Rear Admiral
William Rooke Creswell, K.C.M.G.,
K.B.E., and Adelaide Elizabeth Creswell,
O.B.E., of Largs Bay, and of Ferndale,
Silvan, Victoria Australia. Native of
Largs Bay, South Australia.
Remembered with honour
BEERSHEBA WAR CEMETERY
Commemorated in perpetuity by
the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
For more about Colin, there will not be any further information about Colin on the Portsmouth Naval memorial.
See these URL's :
"Identifying the wreck of HMS E-47" about a Dutchman finding the wreck of Colin's Submarine.
"Colin Francis Creswell 1894 - 1917 and HMS Implacable" more about Colin.
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