Michael Arthur Robert Champion de Crespigny's grave, Wimborne Road Cemetery, Rush Corner / Cemetery Junction, Bournemouth, Dorset
Champion de Crespigny
treasured memories of
Michael Arthur Robert
24th July 1920 - 29th November, 1980
Michael Arthur Robert Champion de Crespigny was the son of George Arthur O Champion-Holden de Crespigny, who was the son of George Harrison Champion-Holden de Crespigny, who was the sone of George Blicke Champion de Crespigny. The Champion de Crespigny family originated from Normandy. Thomas Champion de Crespigny (d. 1712) settled in England and served in the British Army. The Champion de Crespigny Baronetcy, of Champion Lodge, Camberwell, in the County of Surrey, was a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 31 October 1805 for Claude Champion de Crespigny. The second Baronet sat as Member of Parliament for Southampton. The fourth Baronet was a well-known military adventurer and sportsman. The title became extinct on the death of the eighth Baronet in 1952.