23 June 1889|
Christchurch, New Zealand
9 October 1918 (aged 29)|
Le Cateau-Cambrésis, Nord, France
Ernest Elgood Crawshaw (23 June 1889 – 9 October 1918) was a New Zealand cricketer who played first-class cricket for Canterbury. He died in France in World War I.
Life and career[edit | edit source]
Ernest Crawshaw was born in Christchurch and educated at Christchurch Boys' High School, where he captained the school's cricket and rugby teams. In 1908 he was awarded the school's inaugural Deans Memorial Scholarship, presented to a senior boy with outstanding personal qualities. He became an accountant, and married Elsie Lorraine Gunn Francis. They had one son.
He played cricket for Canterbury while still at school and appeared several times for them before World War I, making some useful contributions as a bowler and fieldsman. During the war he enlisted in the 1st Battalion Canterbury Regiment and travelled as part of D Company 36th Reinforcements to France, sailing from Wellington in May 1918. A sergeant-major, he was killed in action at Le Cateau on 9 October 1918.
References[edit | edit source]
- "The Fallen and Wounded". Press. 28 October 1918. p. 8. https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/CHP19181028.2.59. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
- "Prize Distributions". Press. 16 December 1908. p. 8. https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/CHP19081216.2.34. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
- "Roll of Honour". Sun. 28 October 1918. p. 1. https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/SUNCH19181028.2.2. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
- "Ernest Crawshaw". CricketArchive. https://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Players/21/21713/21713.html. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
- Nigel McCrery, Final Wicket: Test and First Class Cricketers Killed in the Great War, Pen & Sword Books, Barnsley, 2015, pp. 456–57.
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- Player profile: E from ESPNcricinfo
- Player profile: E from CricketArchive
- Ernest Elgood Crawshaw at Auckland Museum Online Cenotaph
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