Arthur Crago

First Name: 
Arthur
Last Name: 
Crago
Date of Birth: 
Monday, January 27, 1896
Mother's Name: 
Barbara Crago nee Jones
Father's Name: 
William Crago
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, April 1, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
13th Battalion
Company: 
D
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, August 10, 1950
Place of Death: 
Concord Hospital, Sydney
Details: 

Arthur Crago (Service No 2303) was the last of 3 brothers to enlist. He had been born in Victoria, and his family came to the Bulli area in N.S.W. when Arthur was a child and he attended Corrimal Public School.  

At enlistment Arthur was single, 20 years old and worked as a butcher.  He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A18 Wiltshire with 45th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement on 22nd August 1916. 

The troops arrived in England on 13th October 1916. Arthur arrived in France on 15th February 1917 where he joined 13th Battalion, D Company on 12th March 1917. 

He saw brief service on the Western Front until he was wounded in action at Bullecourt on 11th April 1917 and taken prisoner.  The Germans sent him to hospital quickly for treatment od a gun shot wound to his abdomen and back.  Seriously wounded he spent months in hospital and was repatriated to England via Holland on 16th February 1918.

Arthur was repatriated to Australia in April 1918 and discharged from the AIF medically unfit on 27th November 1918.

On 29th January 1921 he married Dorothy Rawlings at Concord and they had 3 children.

Arthur died in 1950 and is commemorated on the Corrimal Public School Roll of Honor.

Arthur's brothers George and Francis also served.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, CRAGO A

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