ARTHUR BENJAMIN CRACKNELL

 

Born: 1892, Westerfield, Suffolk.

Died: 13th June 1918; age 26; Died of Wounds – No. 47 Casualty Clearing Station.

Employed: as a Fireman, for the Great Eastern Railway – Felixstowe Line. Joined the company in June 1910.

Enlistment into the Colours; Location: Ipswich; Date: May 1915.

 

Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 889537.

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, ‘D’ Battery, 23rd Brigade.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Grave Reference:

II.D.4.

Crouy British Cemetery,

Crouy-sur-Somme,

Somme,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr F. & Mrs E. Cracknell, of Tuddenham Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   ‘The Lodge’ Tuddenham Road, Westerfield, Suffolk.

 

Arthur was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Frederick Cracknell, 39, a Carter on Farm, born Tuddenham, Suffolk.

Elizabeth Cracknell (nee Bloomfield), 37, born Foxhall, Suffolk.

Frederick James Cracknell, 11, born Westerfield, Suffolk.

Frank Jack Cracknell, 7, born Westerfield.

Harry Herbert Cracknell, 5, born Westerfield.

Alice Blanch Cracknell, 3, born Westerfield.

Anna Bella Cracknell, 8 months, born Westerfield.

2 visitors.

 

1911   Tuddenham Road, Westerfield, Suffolk.

 

Arthur was 19 years old, an Engine Cleaner – Loco Depot Railway Co. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Frederick, 48, a Horseman on Farm.

Elizabeth, 46.

Frederick, 21, a Shepherd – Farmer.

Frank, 17, a General Labourer.

Harry, 15, a Shepherd – Farmer.

Alice, 12.

Anna 10.

Florence Mary Cracknell, 6, born Westerfield.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Frederick Cracknell – father.

 

Arthur is also remembered on the Great Eastern Railway war memorial, Liverpool Street Station, London.

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 Royal Field Artillery, ‘D’ Battery:

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-royal-artillery-in-the-first-world-war/

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