Jack is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.

Images courtesy of Paul.


Born: 1923, Ipswich.

Died: 16th October 1944; age 21.

Residence: Wiltshire.


Rank: Fusilier; Service Number: 14274260.

Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers, 11th Battalion.


Grave Reference:


Faenza War Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Percy Edwin & Elsie May Crane, of Upper Stratton, Swindon, Wiltshire.


Father: Percy Edwin Crane, born 1889, Framlingham, Suffolk.

Mother: Elsie May Crane (nee Crickmer), born 1890, Chelmsford, Essex.

Lancashire Fusiliers, 11th Battalion.

The spring of 1941 the Battalion travelled to Scotland from Dursley Gloucestershire. Boarding a ship first to Gibralter and then transferred to the Cruiser HMS Edinburgh to be taken to Malta landing 25th July 1941 taking part in the defence of Malta.
21st May 1944 the Battalion disembarked at Naples, Italy.
Early August the attack on Florence crossing the Arno river.
Late August Gothic Line, Monte Cazzolano
September and October Monte Ceco.

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