Topic: George Craw

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George Craw (Service no. 23/392) was a First World war soldier with links to Harewood.

Lance Corporal George Craw
George Craw Auckland War Memorial Museum

  •  Born in Papanui, Christchurch on the 17th March, 1894.
  •  He was 5 feet 9 (175cm), with grey eyes and brown hair.
  •  Never married.
  •  Worked as a cleaner for the Railways before enlisting.
  •  At that point he lived on Gardners Road in Styx.
  •  He enlisted in April 1915.
  •  He served in Egypt from November 2015, and then was moved to western Europe.
  •  He served in the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion, B Company.
  •  He fought in the Somme battles.
  •  He was promoted to Lance Corporal on 20th January 1917.
  •  George suffered multiple gunshot wounds on 5 August 1917, and died the next day -  6 August 1917, aged 21.
  •  He is buried in the Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord, France, in grave I.W.35 .
  •  Lance Corporal George Craw was posthumously awarded the 1914-1915 Star service medal.
  •  His name is on the Harewood War Memorial


Related Resources

George Craw's military personnel file. Archive New Zealand (Archway).
Online Cenotaph record for George Craw, Auckland War Memorial Museum.

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George Craw

First Names:George
Last Name:Craw
Place of Birth:Papanui, Christchurch