Norman Craven

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History

THE ROLL OF HONOR
BALLARAT AND DISTRICT MEN
CORPORAL N. CRAVEN

Mr G. W. Craven, of 702B Dana street, was notified on Saturday of the death, from wounds, on 7th August, of his youngest son, Corp Norman Craven, of the 8th Battalion, 2nd Infantry Brigade. The deceased soldier was wounded on the occasion of the landing of the Allied force in Gallipoli on 25th April, and, after being treated in Egypt, returned to the front on 24th May. He also earned the coveted honor of being mentioned in despatches by General Sir Ian Hamilton. He received his education at the Humffray street school, and prior to enlisting was engaged as a motor mechanic. Corp Craven was one of the earliest of the volunteers, as his regimiental number - 16 - indicates, and he was also the first non-commissioned officer appointed in the battalion by Lt-Col Bolton. He was 22 years of age.[1]

Legacy

World War One service recognised on the Ballarat Avenue of Honour.

See also

Notes

References

  1. The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), Monday 6 September, 1915, page 4. Digital copy accessed via Trove.

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--Beth Kicinski 13:28, 19 June 2013 (EST)

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