John Thomas CRANE

John Thomas Crane Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Drayton
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Butter Cutter
Enlisted
13-November-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
33
Status
Married
Service No
4804
Rank
Private
Unit
25th Battalion, 12th Reinforcements
Embarked
12-April-1916
Place
Sydney
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Died of disease
Date
17 May 1917
Place
Sidney Hall Military Hospital, Weymouth, England
Cemetery or Memorial
Melcombe Regis Cemetery, Dorset, England
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial and Toowoomba Raff St Uniting Church Roll of Honour.

 

John Crane arrived in France from England in November 1916. Three weeks later he was hospitalised at Rouen with dysentery before being evacuated to England in January 1917. He was admitted to the 3rd Southern General Hospital at Weymouth, then transferred to nearby Sidney Hall Military Hospital where he died of “…pleurisy supervening on dysentery and malaria.”

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