|Place of birth||Wagga Wagga New South Wales|
|Address||Highclear Avenue, Punchbowl, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs H Hutchinson, Highclear Avenue, Punchbowl, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||18th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/35/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||18th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Work near Reinecourt on 9 August 1918.
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'In the advance on 9th August 1918 towards RAINECOURT, east of AMIENS, his company occupied an advanced position under heavy machine gun fire. Private CRANE worked unceasingly as a stretcher bearer at great personal risk. Later, while it was still light, the Company was compelled to withdraw about 300 yards. Not only were casualties caused in the withdrawal, but some wounded were left in the forward positions. Private CRANE worked for over an hour clearing wounded from the whole area in front of his company. All the time the fire of enemy machine guns was extremely heavy. In addition a 77mm battery was firing at point blank range.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
|Other details||Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|