Walter Henry Crabb


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Generation 5: Walter Henry Crabb b. 1908

WALTER was born on November 1st 1908. He married IVY L'ENFANT (also known as FANNY IVY) in May 1928. Their marriage was registered in Q2 1928 in St. Pancras, London. Ivy was born on May 3rd 1902 in Shoreditch, London. Walter died on December 19th 1980 aged 72. Death registered in Q4 1980 in Worthing, West Sussex.  Ivy died on June 11th 1986 aged 84. Death registered in New Forest, Hampshire in Q2 1986.  Walter and Ivy had two sons.

Walter was a French Polisher by trade. He started work, aged 14, at Challens Pianos in Archers Street, Camden Town. The company subsequently moved to Hermitage Road, Harringay. The Challen company ceased independent manufacture in 1959, with the name going to the Brasted brothers.

During WWII Walter was an Auxiliary Fireman having failed his medical during call up. He trained at No. 2 Training Centre 'C', Northwold Road and was assigned to 28, Whitechapel, London from 13th September 1940. Home address during the war was 15, Brierley Road, London, N.9.

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Walter Crabb - 2nd row from the top, 2nd from the left

After the war, Walter was a freelance French Polisher. Whilst living in Steyning, Sussex he did a lot of work for Harold Walker's Pianos in Worthing.

Walter and Ivy had 2 children:
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MAURICE WALTER CRABB born 7th October 1928

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PETER GEORGE CRABB born 20th December 1934

 

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Bournemouth circa
1937

Golden Wedding
1978

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Generation 6: Maurice Walter Crabb b. 1928

MAURICE WALTER CRABB born 1928, died 23rd November 2008Married BEATRICE ESTHER REMINGTON (died 1996).  Two children:

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HAZEL BEATRICE CRABB b. 1952

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PAUL MAURICE CRABB b. 1955. Paul married GAYNOR HODGE (since divorced). He and Gaynor had 2 children:

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OLIVIA LOUISE CRABB b. 1979. Married name Channon.

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KATHERINE CLAIRE CRABB b. 1981. Katherine was last seen alive on 21st April 2004 when she went missing from her home in Durrington, Sussex. Her body was found in Munerys Copse, nr. Cote Street, High Salvington, near Worthing, Sussex on 13th March 2005. Katherine suffered from mental illness and the cause of death was not determined. Katherine was buried at Worthing Crematorium.

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Generation 6: Peter George Crabb b. 1934

PETER married MARGARET EDITH EMBURY DAVISION on September 12th September 1959 in Edmonton, London.  Margaret died on April 22nd 2003. They had two children:

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NIGEL PETER CRABB born March 24th 1962.  Married ZOE JANE MANN, born October 18th 1962, in Crawley on August 24th 1991. Two children:

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ROBERT JAMES CRABB born August 9th 1992

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STEPHEN EDWARD CRABB born March 12th 1994
 

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GRAHAM JOHN CRABB born September 6th 1964. Married TRACEY DIMENT. Two children:

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THOMAS JAMES CRABB

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SOPHIE ELIZABETH CRABB

 

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