Person    | Male  Born 1917  Died 30/8/1940

Herbert Crane

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Commemorated on a memorial as having died in WW2.

Herbert Crane

Herbert Crane was born in 1917 the son of William George Crane (1884-1945) and Elizabeth Rose Crane née Kerby (1886-1977). His birth was registered in the 3rd quarter of 1917 in the Holborn registration district.

Electoral registers for 1918 & 1919 show his parents at 49 Guinness Buildings, Lever Street, Clerkenwell and from 1920 to 1933 at 212 Guinness Buildings, Lever Street. From 1935 they were listed at 63 Herbert Grove, Shoreditch and it was here that they were still recorded on the 1939 England and Wales register, his father being shown as a house painter.

He joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, service number 920940, and gained the rank of Aircraftman 1st Class.

He died, aged 23 years, on 30 August 1940 and his death was registered in the Bromley, Kent, registration district.

He was buried in Section Z, Grave 17631, at the Islington Cemetery and Crematorium, 278 High Road, East Finchley, London, N2 9AG and his name is recorded there on Panel 4 of the Screen Wall adjacent to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's Cross of Sacrifice.

He is also commemorated in the London Borough of Islington's Book of Remembrance.

Credit for this entry to: Andrew Behan.

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