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Thomas Reynold Craven

In memory of:

Corporal Thomas Reynold Craven

December 25, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

5634

Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Engineers

Division:

1st Div. Signal Coy.

Citation(s):

Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Honours and Awards:

Military Medal

Additional Information


Born:

February 19, 1891
Manchester, Lancashire, England

Enlistment:

September 23, 1914
Valcartier, Québec

Son of Thomas and Annie Ellen Craven, of Manchester, England; husband of Bertha Mary Craven, of Hamilton Bay, Port Chalmers, New Zealand. Came to England with the first division in 1914, and went to France on 10 February 1915.

Commemorated on Page 222 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BRUAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

L. 31.

Location:

Bruay is a large village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 6 kilometres south-west of Bethune and 26 kilometres north-west of Arras. Leave Bruay on the N.41 heading north towards Berck. Turn right where signposts indicate Lews/Calonne Riquart. After 400 metres turn right again, sign Cimetiere Ouest. Continue up the hill past the miner memorial. The cemetery is found after one kilometre on the right hand side. The Commonwealth plot is in the far right hand corner.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of death registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada. CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames: CRABB TO CROSSLAND Microform Sequence 24; Volume Number 31829_B016733. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 168. Page 295 of 788.
  • Newspaper Clipping– A member of the first Canadian Contingent.  In honoured memory.

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