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Sgt. Charles Crapper

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Sgt. Charles Crapper

Birth
Raywood, Greater Bendigo City, Victoria, Australia
Death 27 Sep 1915 (aged 46)
Malta
Burial Pieta, Northern Harbour, Malta
Plot B. XV. 6.
Memorial ID 15268371 View Source
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Born in Raywood, Victoria, Australia. He was a miner whose skill at digging shafts and locating sources of water was gratefully acknowledged by his fellow troops of the 14t Battalion during their hot dry summer on the Gallipoli Peninsular. His efforts were mentioned in the official history of the 14th Battalion, otherwise known as "Jacka's Mob". He was reportedly weakened by his considerable physical efforts in digging for water and was evacuated to Malta where he died of dysentery on 27th September 1915.

Service No: 969
Age: 46
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry, A.I.F., 14th Bn.

Son of the late John and Elizabeth Crapper. Born at Tandara, Victoria Australia.


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