William Chalton Crone 5th Bn Border Regiment

Discussion in '1940' started by Rebecca Crone, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. Rebecca Crone

    Rebecca Crone Member

    Hi I am looking for some information on William Chalton Crone who was in the 5th border regiment if any one could please help me.
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  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

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  4. Rebecca Crone

    Rebecca Crone Member

    So I know all his details but I have no clue what he looks like. It is my grandads brother and we would love to see him. Unfortunately my grandfather passed 3 years ago.
  5. Rebecca Crone

    Rebecca Crone Member

    Also thank you for helping I have no idea how this works so I appreciate that
  6. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Sorry you said you were looking for information?
    Do you have his service records?
  7. Rebecca Crone

    Rebecca Crone Member

    Sorry please bear with me, I am new to all this. What I know is he was killed around 01/06/40 and his number was 3601422 border regiment 5.
  8. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  9. Rebecca Crone

    Rebecca Crone Member

    Yeah I have seen that but I seem unable to find any photos of him with that information unfortunately.
  10. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member


    Welcome to the forum.

    If you are simply looking for a photo your best bet might be to search through the newspapers from his home town. If you want to know about his military service then you need to apply for his service papers but it won’t contain a photograph.

    I’m assuming that as he was 5th Border - the Cumberland Territorial Battalion that recruited predominantly from West Cumberland - he was a Cumberland resident at the time of his enlistment so you’d need to look in the County Archives. There are copies of local newspapers on microfiche in the County Archives offices in Carlisle and Whitehaven. The Workington newspapers are available on microfiche at Workington library in the local history room.

    Good Luck.



    My father served in 5th Border from May 1935 until January 1937 when he enlisted into the Regular Army on his 19th birthday.

    I think from his number your great uncle might’ve been a 1938/39 recruit so may have been an early conscript (Militiaman).
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  11. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    When I received my fathers service record it did contain a photo of him

  12. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Hi TD,

    Thank's for that. I stand corrected. It's the first mention of a photo provided with a service file I've seen on the forum (although I'm sure you've probably mentioned it before).

    I don't think any other members have mentioned receiving photographs when posting service papers on the forum?

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