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Lambert Weston & Son - Photographer
18 Waterloo Crescent, Dover, England
1876
The officer of the 2/West India that he exchanged with was Frederick Godwin-Austen who as a member of Charlie Pope’s “G” company
would be killed at Isandlwana a bit more than a year later on 22 January, 1879 during the opening stages of the Anglo-Zulu War. I am
guessing at this point since I do not have Creyk’s service i
n hand that Creyk may have been in Pope’s company prior to the exchange
with Godwin-Austen.

When I looked at the 1877 Army List and saw Creyk’s name
listed along with Younghusband, Melvill, Porteous, Pope, Cavaye, Coghill,
Anstey and all of his other former comrades in arms I wonder how his decision to exchange may have affected his life in later years. It
could certainly have been one of those
“there but by the grace of God…” situations.
Sub-Lieutenant, Unattached – 13 June, 1874
Lieutenant, 2/24th Foot – 13 June, 1875

Exchanges to 2/West India Regiment. – 24 November, 1877
Resigns - 14 June, 1882