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Ernest Joseph CRANE

Regimental number2136
Date of birth--/04/1890
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address126 Cecily Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs E A Crane, 126 Cecily Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date20 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front.

Admitted to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, Egypt, with influenza, 27 October 1915. Under treatment for mild pyorrhoea, 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, 12 December 1915. Admitted to hospital (tonsilitis), Cairo, 5 March 1916.

Wounded; admitted to 4th Auxiliary Hospital, 25 January 1917; discharged from hospital, 23 February 1917.

Wounded, second occasion, 30 March 1917. Wounded, third occasion (gun shot wound, left hand); admitted to Bath War Hospital, 10 April 1918. Gassed; admitted to Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, England, 5 September 1918. Left the European theatre to return to Australia, 14 January 1919.

Arrived back in Australia (sick) on board the 'Delta', 10 March 1919. Discharged, 20 June 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 November 1967
Age at death77
Place of burialField of Mars Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales

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