Elliston at War - World War Two




Able Seaman Jacob Crewe


Jacob Crewe (1900 - ?) served with the Royal Navy and also the Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit.


Son of Benjamin Crewe (1873-?) and Louisa (1872-?). Jacob Crewe was the son of Benjamin Crewe (Elliston, NL) who was born August 7th, 1873 and Louisa Ann Bishop (Wesleyville, NL) who was born August 27, 1872. Benjamin was the son of George Ellis Crewe and brother to Reuben (Died in Newfoundland Sealing Disaster 1914). Apparently Albert John (Died in Newfoundland Sealing Disaster 1914) used to bring Eldon and Jacob candy.


Article: The Fisherman's Advocate, September 10, 1943


Thank you to Karen Specker for providing this photo.



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