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