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Stanley Cregeen

Epithet: Soldier in the South Lancashire Regiment

Record type: First World War Biographies

Town / Village residence: Castletown

Biography: Stanley Cregeen grew up in Liverpool but his parents had formerly resided at Castletown. He joined the army in September 1914, enlisting in the South Lancashire Regiment. He proceeded on active service to the Salonika front, but was invalided home sick, probably with malaria. He recovered sufficiently to be posted to France, but was hospitalised again with a recurrence of disease. He subsequently returned to the front and was killed in action on 13 April 1918, aged 24. He is buried in the Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium. (Image ref: PG/13743/37).

Gender: Male


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Fred and Stanley Cregeen's names are transposed on the captions to their photos on the Castletown memorial. This image is of Fred who was in the Royal Army Medical Corps. - Ivor Ramsden Report this