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Horace CRANE

Regimental number3953
Place of birthBelair, South Australia
AddressMurray Bridge, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7.5"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eliza Crane, Murray Bridge, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Discharge date20 October 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3070 Pte Frank CRANE, 27th Bn, killed in action, 4 October 1917.
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War service: Western Front

Wounded in action, 23 March 1917; transferred to England, 30 March 1917; admitted to Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, England, 31 March 1917 (gun shot wound, right foot and shoulder). Found guilty, 1 January 1918, of being absent without leave, Sutton Veny, from 6 pm, 18 December 1917, till 10.15 pm, 22 December 1917: awarded 10 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited a total of 24 days' pay. Proceeded overseas to France, 9 April 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 25 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ypiringa', 15 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 2 July 1919; discharged, 20 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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