The Special Air Service
By Philip Warner

Craig Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Crumpler
  • FORENAME
Lawton, Jr.
  • UNIT
1st Parachute Battalion (Company C)
  • RANK
Private First Class
  • NUMBER
285963
  • DATE OF DEATH
7th August 1942
  • AGE
20
  • GRAVESITE
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Plot M, 1310
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 22.01.1922, Mount Olive, Duplin County, North Carolina, USA
father Lawton Henry Crumpler (1900-1970)
20.06.1940 entered service
KIA Gavutu
 

DATE OF DEATH:

07-Aug-1942

FINDAGRAVE:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/103343619/lawton-crumpler

SERVICE HISTORY:

CRUMPLER, Lawton Jr, PFC SN: 285963
Born: 22 Jan 1922 Mount Olive, North Carolina
Enlisted USMC: 20 Jun 1940 DHS (Home of Record: 212 E. Williamson Street, Mount Olive, NC)
Died: 07 Aug 1942 (KIA, Gavutu-Tanambogo, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI (Section M, Grave 1310)

Headquarters, Southern Recruiting Division, New Orleans, LA
Jun 1940 Pvt, SRD, New Orleans, LA “20Jun40; 20, Jdenl at DHS Raleigh, N.C.; 20, To MB, Parris Island, S.C.”
Recruit Depot Detachment, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Jun 1940 Pvt, RecDepDet, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC “20Jun40; 21, Jdenl fr DHS, Raleigh, N.C.; 21-30, RI”
Jul 1940 Pvt, RecDepDet, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC “20Jun40; RI”
Aug 1940 Pvt, Hq&HqCo, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC “20Jun40; 1-27, RI; 6, qual Mks.; 28, To MB, NNYd, Portsmouth, Va. FFT to MBNOB, Norfolk, Va.”

Marine Barracks, Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, VA
Aug 1940 Pvt, MB, NOB, Norfolk, VA “20Jun40; 29, Jdfr Hq&HqCo, RDep, MB, Parris Island”
Sep-Oct 1940 Pvt, MB, NOB, Norfolk, VA
Nov 1940 Pvt, MB, NOB, Norfolk, VA “1-12, Msm.; 13, to MD, DP, RS, NOB, Norfolk, Va.”
Marine Detachment, Detention Prison, Receiving Station, Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, VA
Nov 1940 PFC, MarDet, DP, RS, NOB, Norfolk, VA “20Jun40; 12, jdfr MB, NOB, Norfolk, Va.”
Dec 1940 PFC, MarDet, DP, RS, NOB, Norfolk, VA “23, Pro.; 23-31, Fur.”
Jan 1941 PFC, MarDet, DP, RS, NOB, Norfolk, VA “1-2, Fur.”
Apr 1941 PFC, MarDet, DP, RS, NOB, Norfolk, VA “24-30, Fur.”
Jul 1941 PFC, MarDet, DP, RS, NOB, Norfolk, VA
Oct 1941 PFC, MarDet, DP, RS, NOB, Norfolk, VA

Marine Barracks, Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey
Apr 1942 PFC, MB, NAS, Lakehurst, N.J. “1-24, Student parachutist; 25, qualified and designated as parachutist; 26-30, awtg trans.”

C Company, 1st Marine Parachute Battalion, 1st Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1942 PFC, C Co, 1st ParaBn, 1st MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (At Sea) “Para”
Aug 1942 PFC, C Co, 1st ParaBn, 1st MarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Gavutu-Tanambogo, Solomon Islands)
First to Fight
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