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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Edward Crankshaw

In memory of:

Private Edward Crankshaw

September 26, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

140049

Age:

18

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

15th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

March 21, 1898

Son of Samuel and Betsy Crankshaw, of 49, Victoria St., Morecambe, Lancs, England.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

IV. M. 24.

Location:

Pozieres is a village some 6 kilometres north-east of Albert, and the POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, which is enclosed by the Pozieres Memorial, is a little south-west of the village on the north side of the main road, D929, from Albert to Pozieres.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave Marker– Gravemarker. Photo BGen G. Young 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team
		
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  • Badge– Cap Badge 75th Bn (Mississauga Regt). Pte Crankshaw originally enlisted with this unit but was sent to the 15th Bn as a reinforcement. Submitted by Capt (ret'd) V. Goldman 15th Bn Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Badge– Cap Badge 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada).  Submitted by Capt (ret'd) V. Goldman 15th Bn Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Shoulder patch– Shoulder Patch 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada).  Submitted by Capt (ret'd) V. Goldman 15th Bn Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Record of Service– Record of Service Card (front side).  From archives 48th Highlanders of Canada Regimental Museum.  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Record of Service– Record of Service Card (reverse side).  From archives 48th Highlanders of Canada Regimental Museum.  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Record of Service– 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada) Memorial  located in the village of Courcelette, France.  The memorial commemorates the unit’s actions on 26 September 1916 when they attacked Regina Trench during the Battle of Theipval Ridge.  The memorial honours all members of the unit who took part in the Somme offensive of 1916.  Submitted by the 15th Bn Memorial  Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH

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