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Regimental number2840
Place of birthLymington, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMotor body builder
Address41 Thomas Street, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20.1
Height5' 5"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinFather, Patrick Cranny, Lymington South, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in the Senior Cadets (Universal Training scheme).
Enlistment date26 May 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Pioneer Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/13/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Discharge date27 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Argyllshire', 9 December 1918; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, left leg)), Sydney, 27 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CRANNY John

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