Born: 1884, Ipswich.

Died: 29th October 1918; age 35.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 376109.

Regiment: Durham Light Infantry, 27th Battalion.


Grave Reference:


Canterbury Cemetery,





1891   41, Wellington Street, Ipswich.


Arthur was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Horace George Crane, 27, a Shoe Maker – own account, born Nacton, Suffolk.

Martha Jane Crane (nee Blowers), 27, born Crowfield, Suffolk.

George Edwin Crane, 5, born Ipswich.

Louisa Beatrice Crane, 1, born Ipswich.


1901   44, Wellington Street, Ipswich.


Arthur was 17 years old, an Apprentice Boot Maker – at home. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Horace, 37, a Boot Maker – own account.

Martha, 37.

George, 15, an Errand Boy.

Louisa, 11.

Bessie Ellen Crane, 7, born Ipswich.

Albert Victor Crane, 2, born Ipswich.

Elsie Lilian Crane, 8 months, born Ipswich.


1911   19, Gatacre Road, Ipswich.


Arthur was 27 years old, a Boot Maker. He was married & Head of the Household.

Edith, 23.

Phyllis, 3.

Ronald, 3 months.


Arthur’s mother, Martha Jane Crane, died 1907, Ipswich.


In 1907, Ipswich, Arthur married Edith Wright, born 1888, Sheffield, Yorkshire. They had 3 children:

Phyllis Mary Crane, born 1908, Ipswich.

Ronald Arthur Crane, born 1911, Ipswich.

Winifred E. Crane, born 1916, Ipswich.


On the 17th May 1924, Edith and her 3 children of 24, Albert Terrace, Littleworth, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, immigrated to Canada. Travelling on the ‘Montclare’ of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company – Captain Webster. They left from the port of Liverpool – destination – Hamilton, Ontario, the home of Edith’s sister – Mrs E. Jones. Edith recorded their nearest relative as Mr George Crane, of 91, Alan Road, Ipswich.

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