Alan Percy CRISP DSO, OBE, VD, MiD

CRISP, Alan Percy

Service Numbers: Officer, TX2068
Enlisted: 18 August 1914, Hobart, Tasmania
Last Rank: Colonel
Last Unit: 3rd Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 23 December 1889
Home Town: Hobart, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Solicitor & Barrister
Died: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 5 March 1971, aged 81 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Cornelian Bay Cemetery and Crematorium, Tasmania
Memorials: Hobart Roll of Honour, North Hobart Friends' School Honour Roll, Tasmanian Amateur Athletics Association, University of Tasmania
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Hobart, Tasmania
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '3' embarkation_place: Hobart embarkation_ship: HMAT Geelong embarkation_ship_number: A2 public_note: ''
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Geelong, Hobart
7 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, Officer, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade
21 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Major, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade
11 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1

World War 2 Service

28 Apr 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Colonel, TX2068

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Alan Crisp was born on 23rd december 1889 and had 4 sisters and 1 brother who died in infancy.

Alan was a cadet and was in the Colonial Auxillary Forces and in March 1907 was promoted to Lieutenant on probation.

Alan Crisp enlisted on  August 18th 1914 in Hobart Tasmania. He was with the 3rd Field Artillery Brigade. He served at gallipoli in 1915 amd was promote to Captain in May 1915. He was mentioned in Sir Douglas Haig's dispatches on November 13 1916. On January 21st 1917 he was promoted to Major. He was mentioned in dispatches again in 1917 and 1918 and in 1919 was awarded the Croix de Gurre. On June 3rd 1919 he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order.

He married Doris Ellis and had a son, William Percy Crisp.

Alan enlisted again for the second world war and was a Commanding Officer of the 2/8th Field brigade, he was well  liked by his men and had the nickname of 'Nobby'

On October 4th 1946 he was awarded the military OBE.

Alan was a legal practitioner, police magistrate and chairman of the licensing board.