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John Wilbur Crane

In memory of:

Captain John Wilbur Crane

October 30, 1918

Military Service


Age:

26

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Air Force

Division:

19th Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of Dr. H. Bedell Crane and Kate C. Crane, of East Orange, New Jersey, U.S.A. Born in America. Educated at Toronto University. Enlisted September 1915.

Commemorated on Page 391 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

The Arras Flying Services Memorial is in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, which is in the Boulevard du General de Gaulle in the western part of the town of Arras, near the Citadel, approximately 2 kilometres due west of the railway station.

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 229 of 788.
  • Roll of Service– From the "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", published in 1921.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Article
  • Arras Flying Services Memorial
  • Inscription
  • The Soldiers' Tower– The Soldiers' Tower was built at University of Toronto between 1919-1924 in memory of those lost to the University in the Great War. The names of the fallen were carved on the Memorial Screen seen at photo left. Photo:  K. Parks
  • Memorial Room– Memorial Room, Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto.  Photo by Daivd Pike, 2010; courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Inscription– Inscription in Memorial Room, Soldiers' Tower. The carillon was installed in 1927.  Originally there were 23 bells. Alumni and friends donated funds for bells in memory of those who fell in the Great War.  Dedications are carved high on the walls of the Memorial Room.  Bell XXI is dedicated:  " 'Extol, ye bell, the virtue of our valorous men.' Alumni Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering". Photo courtesy of Alumni Relations.

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