Richard Francis McCrea
Colonel Richard Francis McCrea (1858-1940), Jurat
The son of an army major, Richard Francis McCrea was born on 27 February 1858 in St Peter Port, Guernsey.
He married Mabel Isabella Patience and they had three daughters; Lena, Edith and Lily.
He served in the Royal Artillery for 30 years and settled in Guernsey on his retirement. In 1881 he was a Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery at Shoeburyness Garrison in Essex. He was in the South African and First World Wars, serving in France and being badly
wounded before Kut. He commanded the Royal Guernsey Artillery and Engineers from 1908 to 1915.
Public Service in Guernsey
He was elected a Jurat of the Royal Court in 1922 and served in that office until 1934 when he retired due to failing health. He was very active in local affairs, being elected to States Committees such as the Finance Committee (of which he was a President). He also served on the Appointments Board, the Education Council, the Elizabeth College Directorate, and was a Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Income Tax Authority.
He died on 19 April 1940 in Oak Trees, Les Gravées, Guernsey. He was buried in Candie Cemetery, St Peter Port, Guernsey.