(1890 - 1917)
DATE OF BIRTH:
7th February 1890
YEARS ATTENDED THE COLLEGE:
1905 - 1906
HOME ADDRESS WHEN AT THE COLLEGE:
The Bungalow, Court [Elmcourt] Road, West Norwood
2/7th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers
DATE OF DEATH:
9th October 1917
AGE AT DEATH:
WHERE HE DIED (or was wounded)
LOCATION OF GRAVE OR MEMORIAL:
Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 54 to 60 and 163A.
Private Holroyd Berrington Crittall
Holroyd was born in Oswestry, Shropshire, on February 7th 1890, the son of decorator Percy Crittall and his wife, Eliza. He was the eldest of three Crittall brothers to come to the College, and shortly after leaving went to North America for two years. Upon his return he took up a position as a managing director of the family firm, Messrs. Crittall and Sons, of Victoria Street in Central London.
In April of 1916 he signed up as a Private in the Lancashire Fusiliers, and in May of the following year proceeded across to France. Having spent the next five months engaged in the trenches, on October 9th he and his unit were in action at Passchendaele when Holroyd was reported missing, and never seen or heard from again. He was survived by his widow, Ethel, and their two children.