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William John Knapman CRANE

Regimental number3950
Date of birth19 November 1892
Place of birth75 Darrell Road, East Dulwich, London, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressLismore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, William John Crane, 15 Rodwell Road, East Dulwich, London, E.C., England
Enlistment date6 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT Wandilla on 31 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Other details

Enlisted at Lismore, New South Wales

Son of William John and Amy Louise (nee Knapman) Crane

Served with 25th, 69th and 49th Battalions. Wounded in action Boulogne, France - severe gun shot wound to pelvis, treated by 15th Field Ambulance, transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, admitted 13th General Hospital, Boulogne on 12 July 1916 - transferred to England by Hospital ship St. Denis to 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester
Date of death31 October 1957 - Brisbane, Queensland
Age at death64
Place of burialMt Thompson Crematorium, Brisbane, Queensland

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