Crane, Arthur William

Crane, Arthur William


Military History:


Bedfordshire Regiment


Service Number:

Date of Enlisting:

Date of death:

Cemetery/ Memorial:
Not known

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour


Arthur enlisted on 8th August 1914 and joined the 1st Bedfordshire Regiment, Regimental Number 4/6661, on 8th November 1914. He was sent to the Western Front, France and Flanders where on 19th April 1915 he was wounded in the cheek and mouth during the battle at Flubay, Neuve Chapelle. He was sent back to England to the Royal Netley Military Hospital to recuperate. On 4th January 1916 he transferred to the 3/5th Bedfordshire Regiment, Regimental Number 201160. Arthur survived and saw out the War in England.

Arthur died on 27th March 1940 at Stotfold, Bedfordshire.

Arthur was awarded the 1914 Star. The British War Medal and the Victory Medal

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.


Family History:


Date of Birth:                1st quarter 1893

Birth Place:                   Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    Stotfold, Bedfordshire

Marriage:                      4th quarter 1920


Arthur was the only son of William Jesse and Mary Anne (nee Morley) Crane, born in Ashwell, Hertfordshire in the 1st quarter of 1893. He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell. Before enlisting he was a bricklayer’s labourer.

Arthur married Bertha Rose Dear in the 4th quarter 1920 in the Biggleswade District. They had two children, Ronald Arthur Frederick born on 5th September 1921 and Enid Clara born 18th October 1924.

Arthur died on 27th March 1940 at Stotfold, Bedfordshire.




Name:Arthur William Crane
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:Stotfold, Bedfordshire
Death Date:27.3.1940
Enlistment Place:Not known
Regiment:Bedfordshire Regiment
Battalion:3/5th Battalion (previously 1st Battalion)
Regimental Number:201160 (previously 4/6661)
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

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