CEF Soldier Detail

Sergeant Harry Croft
Died: December 12, 1952

Regimental Number:
79815
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
31st Battalion
Company:
B
Place of Birth:
Walsall, South Staffordshire
Country:
Next of Kin:
None Orphan
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
July 19, 1885
Trade or Calling:
Teamster
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Edmonton, Alberta
Date of Enlistment:
November 25, 1914
Age at enlistment:
29
Height:
5 Feet 8 Inches
Chest:
39 Inches
Expansion:
4 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Wounded on 15th September 1916 during the advance from Pozieres to Courcelette during the Somme offensive.
Date of Death:
December 12, 1952
Age at Death:
67
Buried at:
Beechmount Cemetery, Edmonton, Alberta
Plot:
FOH Grave 6, Lot 215
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box r2149 - 23
Research Notes

January 2016 - MM offered for sale on eBay.

Info from the war diary and attestation papers. There is no trace on the CWGC site.

Médialle Militaire (France) London Gazette 8 December 1916.

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Sergeant Canadian Infantry 31st Battalion B
Private Canadian Infantry 31st Battalion

This man had previously served as a Corporal in the Royal Garrison Artillery; and, with the 101st Regiment, Edmonton Fusiliers.

Updated by S V Pearson, Stettler, Alberta, September 25, 2015

Source: Veterans death Card #459, Group 20.   Kin at death - Mrs E. Welsh, sister of Blonworth, Sub P O, England. Cause of death Cerebro Vascular Accident  Died in the Veterans Pavilion, Edmonton, Alberta

Awards and Decorations
Medaille Militaire (France)
Military Medal