From The Times, Friday, Jun 02, 1944 OBITUARY FALLEN OFFICERS CAPTAIN NORMAN J. CRAWFORD, M.C., G.M., The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who has been killed in action in Italy at the age of 22 years, was the son of the late Lieutenant-Colonel J.N. Crawford, D.S.O., and Mrs. Crawford of Rothienorman, Aberdeenshire. He was awarded the George Medal last September for saving several men who were swept away while landing on the beach at Palmi, Italy. He worked at the sea end of a life line and was continuously knocked down by the waves, yet only one man in the battalion was drowned, owing to Captain Crawford's outstanding courage. In March last he was awarded the Military Cross "in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy." He was reported wounded in January last and again at the beginning of last month. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/...asp?Edoc_Id=7675576&queryType=1&resultcount=3 Name Crawford, Norman Joselyn Rank: Lieutenant Service No: 187770 Regiment: The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Theatre of Combat or Operation: Non-Combatant Gallantry Award: The George Medal Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 11 January 1944 Date 1944 Catalogue reference WO 373/68 http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/...asp?Edoc_Id=7644806&queryType=1&resultcount=3 Name Crawford, Norman Jocelyn Rank: Lieutenant Service No: 187770 Regiment: 2 Battalion The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Theatre of Combat or Operation: Italy Award: Military Cross Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 09 March 1944 Date 1943-1944 Catalogue reference WO 373/4 London Gazette: 6 June 1941 http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/35186/supplements/3316 7 January 1944 http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2372758 7 March 1944 http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36415/pages/1149 http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2372758 Lieutenant NORMAN JOCELYN CRAWFORD M C, G M, 187770, 2nd Bn., Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers who died age 22 on 18 May 1944 Son of Lt.-Col. James Norman Crawford, D.S.O., and of Helena Gabrielle Crawford (nee Rhodes), of Rothienorman, Aberdeenshire. Remembered with honour BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO Grave/Memorial Reference: XIV. F. 2.