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Regimental number1902
Place of birthMarrickville, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressCumnock, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Frederick Crannis, Cumnock, New South Wales
Enlistment date29 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name54th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/71/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 23 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted, 15 January 1916. Taken on strength, 34th Bn, 23 September 1916.
FateKilled in Action 7 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death22
Place of burialMessines Ridge British Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 22), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsFather: 6472 Pte Frederick Joseph CRANNIS, 4th Bn, returned to Australia, 4 May 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Sydney, 23 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 August 1916. Sick in ship's hospital, 13-20 July 1916 (influenza). Fined 20/- for smoking between decks, 3 July 1916. Taken on strength of 34th Bn from 54th Bn, 23 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 November 1916.

Killed in action, 7 June 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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