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Remembering our Anzac's

Several weeks ago, I was approached by the ABC Rural programmers (Australian Broadcasting Commission for the Midwest rural areas of Western Australia) asking if they could interview me on the history of my Great Grandfather Charles Thomas Cripps for a segment they were doing for the 100th Anniversary of ANZAC. 343 more words

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In Search of Annie

Who is Annie? Well, that has been the question I’ve been asking myself for the past 20 or so years. When my father “Charlie” Cripps (1924-2000) first showed me some letters that my great grandfather, also known as “Charlie”, had written during WWI, there was one letter in particular that had me wondering! 1,189 more words

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2015 Cripps Family Reunion

A family reunion was held on Sunday, March 1st for the descendants of Tom Cripps and Norma Lymburner formerly of Mumby farm, Northampton.

Tom is the eldest son of Charles Thomas Cripps and Margaret Haigh nee Williams, pioneers of Northampton who took up farming on their property at west Ogilvie in 1894 by swapping a team of horses. 371 more words

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Charter, Cripps, Agnew, Heemskirk & Lyell

Ah, at last this weekend was coming! It had been set aside for three days filled with mischievous adventure for a few months, as we found it would be the only weekend we could both get out and about together. 2,482 more words


Charter, Cripps, Agnew, Heemskirk, Lyell: 8-10 November

This weekend had been set aside a month or two ago, when Jess and I went through all the dates between then and the end of the year and discovered that this was the only weekend we both had free. 4,272 more words


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There have been many wars over the course of history but one that stands out was the “Great War”, which began on July 28, 1914 with Austria-Hungary’s declaration of war with Serbia. 710 more words

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Pte Thomas Richard Cripps

The Battle of the Somme, also known as the Somme Offensive, was a battle of the First World War fought by the armies of the British and French empires against the German Empire. 845 more words