Events to commemorate ‘hero’ Skipper Thomas Crisp

Skipper Tom Crisp. Photo: Courtesy of the Hague family

Skipper Tom Crisp. Photo: Courtesy of the Hague family - Credit: EDP pics � 2005

The centenary of a 'Lowestoft hero' will be marked this month at two special events.

The smack Nelson. Courtesy of Jack Rose Old Lowestoft Society

The smack Nelson. Courtesy of Jack Rose Old Lowestoft Society - Credit: Archant

Skipper Thomas Crisp was awarded the Victoria Cross posthumously for 'exceptional gallant conduct' after he was killed during his defence of his vessel, Nelson, in the North Sea against an attack from a German submarine on August 15, 1917.

On the 100th anniversary of his death, the Jack Rose Old Lowestoft Society will be marking the 'centenary of Lowestoft hero Skipper Thomas Crisp VC DSC RNR' with an exhibition commemorating the life and times of a Lowestoft fisherman during the First World War on Tuesday, August 15 at Stella Maris Hall, in Gordon Road. With entry by donation in aid of local museums, it runs from 11am to 5pm, with a slideshow at 3pm. Rolls and light refreshments will be available. Waveney District Council, in conjunction with the Royal British Legion, will be holding an event to celebrate Thomas Crisp on Sunday, August 20 with the unveiling of commemorative paving stone at Sparrows Nest.


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