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James Craig

In memory of:

Lance Sergeant James Craig

October 24, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

408053

Age:

31

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

13th Bn.

Citation(s):

Military Medal, London Gazette 29854, dated 8 December 1916.

Honours and Awards:

Military Medal

Additional Information


Born:

May 28, 1885
Dumbarton, Scotland

Enlistment:

June 11, 1915
Niagara, Ontario

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lyons of Oshawa, Ontario. Husband of Mrs. James Craig, and father of one son of Oshawa, Ontario. Brother of Pte George Craig, 2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry, killed in action on March 2, 1915, and Bugler William Craig.

Commemorated on Page 72 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

VIII. C. 12.

Location:

Etaples is a town about 27 kilometres south of Boulogne. The Etaples Military Cemetery is to the north of the town, on the west side of the road to Boulogne.

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 87 of 788.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping 2– Tribute to the Craig family.
  • Oshawa War Memorial– The Oshawa Ontario War Memorial (1924) was named "The Garden of the Unforgotten". This elaborate memorial was set with stones from each Great War Allied Nation and from the battlefields where Canadians fought. A pair of electric torches were to remain burning, and a copper time capsule box with artifacts from 1924 was buried under the memorial. In 2002, the Memorial Park was redeveloped and today the park incorporates beautiful gardens. A plaque explaining the redevelopment states: "Memorial Park is regarded as hallowed ground for quiet meditation, the enjoyment of music, and especially for honouring our men and women who served in armed conflicts".
  • Plaque– This memorial is located in Oshawa, Ontario.
  • Photo of James Craig– Enrolled with the 37th Battalion CEF. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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