Saturday 18 April 2009

Private David Robert Craig

Born on 28 August 1876 in Liverpool, England - husband of Mary Jane Craig, Toronto, Ontario - son of David Robert and Ellen Craig, Liverpool, England - at time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife, trade as labourer, married, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 5 inches, chest of 34 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 11 February 1916 (number 775581) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - killed in action on 28 May 1917 - buried in La Chaudière Military Cemetery (grave IV.A.5), France.

Update: a photo of Private Craig's headstone I took at La Chaudière Military Cemetery.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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