Corby Borough Council marks the 100th anniversary of WWI soldier, John Crane, on Sunday 18th March as part of the local authority’s continued WWI commemorations.
John Crane was born in Cottingham in 1884 and enlisted in the Army in November 1915; his civilian occupation was labourer. John initially served in the Northamptonshire Regiment but was later transferred to the Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment). John saw active service on the Western Front. Although his service record was not unblemished he was cited for “bravery and good conduct” during his participation in a raid on enemy lines in February 1917. Unfortunately John Crane died of pneumonia on 18th March 1918.
Further information all local WWI soldiers can be found on Corby Borough Council’s website, www.corby.gov.uk/home/leisure-culture/first-world-war-centenary-1914-1918.