Friday, 11 January 2008

Private Edwin Crane

Born on 25 June 1899 in St. Thomas, Ontario - son of Louisa Chivers, St. Thomas, Ontario - at time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother, trade as farmer, single, no current or previous military service, Congregationalist, height of 5 feet 5.5 inches, chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, grey eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 6 March 1916 (number 190036) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 22 September 1916 - transferred to the 21st Battalion, CEF, on 11 July 1917.

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