Ordinary Seaman Samuel Sloan Crawford (P/UDX1273) served in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve during World War Two.
Born in 1913, he was the son of Mrs. M. Crawford of Belfast, Co. Antrim. Samuel married Isabella Crawford of Templepatrick, Co. Antrim. The couple set up home at Concrete Row, Whiteabbey, Co. Antrim and had a daughter named Margaret Crawford.
Crawford served at HMS Victory, the main Royal Navy base in Portsmouth, at his time of death.
Remembering Samuel Sloan Crawford
He died on 2nd February 1940, aged 27 years old at Portsmouth Royal Naval Hospital, Hampshire, England.
Samuel Sloan Crawford’s grave is in Section SS, Grave 61 of Carnmoney Cemetery, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim. His headstone bears the inscription “in the midst of life we are in death”.