William Leslie CRANE

CRANE, William Leslie

Service Numbers: 91, N449119
Enlisted: 18 September 1914, Sydney
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 31st (NSW) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 17 August 1893
Home Town: Jerrys Plains, Singleton, New South Wales
Schooling: Maitland Boys' High School, Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Bank clerk
Died: Natural causes, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 18 May 1967, aged 73 years
Cemetery: Newcastle Memorial Park, Beresfield, New South Wales
R S W 14 D/177
Memorials: Maitland High School Roll of Honour, Singleton War Memorial

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World War 1 Service

18 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 91, 6th Light Horse Regiment, Sydney
21 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 91, 6th Light Horse Regiment
21 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 91, 6th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Suevic, Sydney
18 Mar 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 6th Light Horse Regiment
3 Sep 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 6th Light Horse Regiment
15 Nov 1918: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 91, 6th Light Horse Regiment, HT Port Darwin, Suez, for return to Australia (1914 leave) - disembarking Sydney 26 December 1918.
10 Mar 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 91, 6th Light Horse Regiment

World War 2 Service

28 Mar 1942: Enlisted SN N449119, 31st (NSW) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
28 Mar 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant, SN N449119
1 Nov 1944: Discharged SN N449119, 31st (NSW) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC), Lieutenant

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