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CRISP, Arthur George (1897-1971)

After a long illness, George Crisp has died in hospital as we were preparing this issue for press.  A memorial notice will appear in our next issue.  Our first thought is one of thankfulness that this faithful servant of God has been released after his distressing illness, and of prayerful sympathy with Mrs Crisp and the family.

Published in the October 1971 parish magazine.

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George Crisp, a modest, courteous and unassuming man, was a much loved member of our community.  He was born in Badsey, son of the village postmaster, and descended from a long line of village stonemasons.  He rendered gallant service to his country in the Great War, and was awarded the Military Medal.  He served very faithfully the British Legion, being a founder member of our Branch.  From boyhood till the breakdown in his health a few years ago, he sang in Badsey Church choir, and was for many years its secretary.  He arranged many enjoyable choir outings.  He also served on Badsey PCC and was a most reliable, efficient and conscientious servant of the Church and of many social and sporting organisations in the village.  We all miss him very much, though we could not have wished him to linger any further in the physical and mental stress he underwent at the end.

Published in the November 1971 parish magazine.