Gordon Mandsley CRANE


CRANE, Gordon Mandsley

Service Number: 6033
Enlisted: 2 May 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sandfly, Tasmania, Australia, 14 November 1887
Home Town: Strahan, West Coast, Tasmania
Schooling: State School, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation: Bushman
Died: Killed in Action, Jeancourt, France, 23 September 1918, aged 30 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

2 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6033, 12th Infantry Battalion
8 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6033, 12th Infantry Battalion
8 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6033, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Hobart

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Kenny Duus (great nephew), ‎Tasmania – The Great War 1914-1918

Exactly 100 years ago, on 23rd September 1918, my Great-Uncle Private Gordon Maudsley Crane was Killed In Action on the Hindenberg Line near Bellicourt in France while serving with the 12th Battalion for King and country.

Buried in the trench where he died, now no known grave; RIP Gordon Maudsley Crane, you will never be forgotten! — with rsl virtual war memorial.