THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

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THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

Postby kiwi » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:36 pm

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COX, W. H. 1st Class Stoker, R.N. Serving in H.M.S. "Astria" at the outbreak of hostilities, he did good service in this ship which was engaged with the Grand Fleet in the North Sea, and later in the Mediterranean. Later he was aboard H.M.S. "Cornwallis" when she was blown up by an enemy torpedo, and was discharged as unfit for further service in December 1919. He holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals. 72, Fawcett Road, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

CRAMER, G. R., Driver, R.A.S.C. (M.T.) He volunteered in April 1915, and four months later proceeded to France, where he was employed in the transport of ammunition and supplies in the Ypres, Ploegsteert, Somme, Messines and Cambral sectors. He served at Bethune with the 71st Siege Battery, and took part in the Retreat and Advance of 1918. Returning home, he was demobilised in March 1919, and holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
54, Cherry Gardens Street, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

CLAYDON, F., Sapper, R.E. He joined in 1916, and in the same year was drafted overseas, seeing service in many sectors of the Western Front, particularly the Somme, Ypres, and Arras, until the close of hostilities. He was demobilised in 1919, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
80, Trundleys Road, Deptford, S.E.8.

CLAYTON, W. G., Sergt., 12th East Surrey Regt. Volunteering in July 1915, he crossed to France in May of the following year, and took part in the Battles of the Somme, Beaumont-Hamel, Arras, Ypres, Passchendaele, and in various minor engagements. In November 1927, he proceeded to Italy, and experienced much fighting on the Piave, but returned to the Western Front in time for the Retreat and Advance of 1918. After the Armistice he was sent with the Army of Occupation into Germany, and served on the Rhine. He was demobilised in February 1919, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
32, Seaford Buildings, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

CLEARY, W., Steward, R.N.R., and Driver, R.A.S.C. He joined in August 1915, and for a time was engaged on important war duties in s.s. "Wilster" and "Sauterams." He also saw service in H.M.S. "Sunhill," "Chauguinola," and "Monea," and did valuable patrol work with the Grand Fleet in the North Sea. In February 1918 he was transferred to the Army, and with the Royal Army Service Corps did excellent transport work on many sectors of the Western Front in the last stages of hostilities. Demobilised in October 1919, he holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
29, Crauham Road, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

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Re: THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

Postby kiwi » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:25 am

THREE BRAVE MEN FROM THE SAME FAMILY

CRACKNELL, F., Private, Bedfordshire Regiment. Volunteering in September 1914, he passed through his training and was drafted to France in July of the following year, seeing much heavy fighting at various points of the line. On September 27th 1916, whilst taking part in the later stages of the great Offensive on the Somme he gave his life for King and Country, and was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals. His body lies in Thiepval Cemetery.
"Nobly striving, He nobly fell that we might live."
11, Galleywall Road, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

CRACKNELL, H., Private, Bedfordshire Regiment. Joining in January 1918, he proceeded in the following July to the Western Front after his training, and did duty as a hospital attendant, until he was eventually demobilised in December 1919. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
11. Galleywall Road, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

CRACKNELL, H., Private, R.A.S.C. (M.T.) Volunteering in May 1915, he proceeded to Egypt at the end of the same year, and later to Salonika, where he rendered good service in connection with engagements on the Vardar and Struma rivers, also at Monastir. He continued to carry out the duties of transport on that front to the end of the campaign, and was finally demobilised in March 1919. He holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
11, Galleywall Road, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.


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