Sackwell “George” Crick was born in Moreton, Thame in 1861 the son of John and Mary Crick.
He served for some years in the Royal Horse Artillery and then went to Canada where he served for nine years in the Mounted Police. He proceeded to Australia in September 1912 where he was employed at the Footscray Tannery, Yarraville, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
He married earlier in his career and had four children; the eldest of which, in 1918, was serving with the Grenadier Guards
When he volunteered for the Australian Imperial Service on 30 October 1914 he was 44 years and 1 month old. He served as a farrier with the 3rd Light Horse Brigade, 12th Army Service Corps, Australian Imperial Force and saw action at Gallipoli.
He presumably became ill there and was evacuated to Egypt where he died of illness at Heliopolis on 24 September 1915.
George is buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt and is remembered on De Rouvigny’s Roll of Honour.
The Thame Remembers Cross was delivered to Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Cairo, Egypt on 11th February 2017 by Wendy Townsend