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George Cecil CRAKE

Regimental number199
Place of birthMorpeth, Northumberland, England
SchoolMorpeth Grammar School, Northumberland, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
Addressc/- Mrs Purdy, "Patonga", Wolseley Road, Point Piper, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height6' 0"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinBrother, John Crake, Trewalt Road, Heaton, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 14 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGaba Tepe, Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialQuinn's Post Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 3), Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Margaret Crake.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

To hospital, 14 April 1915 (influenza).

Killed in action, Monash Valley, Gallipoli, 14 May 1915; buried, 17 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CRAKE George Cecil

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