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Regimental number5070
Place of birthWoonona, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRussell Street, Bulli, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 5.5"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Sarah I M Crane, Russell Street, Bulli, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Makarini on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Emma CRANE. Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date24 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Lancashire', 7 February 1919; arriveded, Melbourne, 24 March 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 24 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death13 April 1938
Age at death61
Place of burialRookwood Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, CRANE James

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