Ernest Harry Crane

Name

Ernest Harry Crane

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

02/11/1918
18

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
TR/9/48630
Bedfordshire Regiment
53rd Training Reserve Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

BENGEO (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD
United Kingdom

UK Memorials

Hertford Town Memorial
Bengeo War Memorial Plaque Holy Trinity Church, Bengeo

Pre War

Born in 1900 in Hertford son of Charles William and Elizabeth Crane and living in 15 Byde Street, Bengeo, Hertford in 1901. He had a brother Charles and a sister Elizabeth and in 1901 they lived at 15 Byde Street, Hertford and his father was a general labourer. By 1911 they had moved to 17 Farquhar Street, Hertford and his father was now a brewery foreman.

Wartime Service

Enlisted at Bedford into the 53rd Training Reserve Battalion based at Cannock Chase, Staffordshire for basic training. The 53rd Battalion, a unit specially set up to train young recruits for a period of three months (Previously called the Young Soldiers Battalion) after which they were placed in Graduated Battalions until deemed ready to serve overseas. As Ernest never finished his training, his death notice in the Hertfordshire Mercury 9 Nov 1918 report that he died of Pneumonia at Cannock Chase Military Hospital

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, Terry & Glenis Collins, Marilyn Taylor