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 Sidney Boyd Crane

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Sidney Boyd Crane

  • Birth 10 Sep 1923 Banks County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 7 Nov 1999 Maysville, Jackson County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Maysville, Banks County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 48709258

Sidney Boyd Crane, 76, of Maysville, died Sunday, November 7, 1999, at his residence.

A native of Banks County, Mr. Crane was a son of the late George and Dessie Morris Crane. He was retired from the trucking industry.

Mr. Crane was drafted in November 1943. After being inducted at Fort McPherson, he spent seven months in Camp Shelby, Miss., then boarded a ship in New York, landing in Naples, Italy, entering combat on the front line. Mr. Crane was captured in Germany while in battle on the Rhine River and spent 14 days as a Prisoner of War before escaping. He was sent to a field hospital and was treated for frostbite and malnutrition, and after a month's time, was sent back to the front line.
Mr. Crane's unit fought through France, Germany and Belgium and were in Vienna, Austria, when they received word that the war had ended.
Mr. Crane stayed on the front line during five major battles, had been captured and escaped, earning two Silver Stars and two Bronze Stars during his 2 1/2 years of duty.

Mr. Crane was preceded in death by a son, Philip Crane.

Funeral services were held at Grove Level Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

The Commerce News, November 10, 1999


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  • Created by: Elizabeth Olmstead
  • Added: 24 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 48709258
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sidney Boyd Crane (10 Sep 1923–7 Nov 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 48709258, citing Grove Level Cemetery, Maysville, Banks County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Olmstead (contributor 46772820) .