Thomas McGillivray CRAN


CRAN, Thomas McGillivray

Service Number: 734
Enlisted: 8 March 1916
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 9th Light Trench Mortar Battery
Born: Farmton, Strathdon, Scotland , date not yet discovered
Home Town: Muswellbrook, Muswellbrook, New South Wales
Schooling: Clatt Kinnithmont, Scotland
Occupation: Engine-driver
Died: Died of wounds , France, 12 June 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 1
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

8 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private
13 May 1916: Involvement Private, SN 734, 36th Infantry Battalion
13 May 1916: Embarked Private, SN 734, 36th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Beltana, Sydney
9 May 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 9th Light Trench Mortar Battery, Promotion to Temporary Corporal

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Corporal Cran served with the
9th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery.

He enlisted as a Private 28 March 1916 .

He had been a Lance Corporal with the 8th Light Trench Mortar Battery. He embarked, aged 31 from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916 

He had served with 36th Battalion, C Company.

Next of kin
Mother, Mrs Eliza Cran, 36 Clifton Road, Aberdeen, Scotland.

He is remembered on the Clatt Public School Memorial Roll. The memorial to those who attended Clatt school is today located in Clatt Village Hall.

Clatt (Gaelic cleithe, 'concealed'), is a village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Its schools are now Clatt Primary School and The Gordon Schools, Huntly. Clatt Primary School  is a feeder school for The Gordon Schools, Huntly.