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James CRAGG

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Surname: CRAGG

Forename(s): James

Place of Birth: Dent, Yorkshire

Service No: 29812

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Northumberland Fusiliers

Battalion / Unit: 21st (Service) Battalion. (2nd Tyneside Scottish)

Division: 34th Division

Age: 33

Date of Death: 1917-09-09

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: SEDBERGH, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

James Cragg was the son of Joseph Henry and Annas Cragg, née Dixon and brother of Private Thomas Cragg (13029) (q.v.). Both of their parents were born at Dent, Yorkshire.

1891 Cautley cum Dowbiggin, Yorkshire Census: Broadyeat - James Cragg, aged 7 years, born Dent, Yorkshire son of Joseph H. and Annas Cragg.

1901 Sedbergh, Yorkshire Census: Stone Hall, Soolbank - James Cragg, aged 16 years, born Sedbergh. [James was employed by Richard Penrith, Farmer.]

1911 Sedbergh, Yorkshire Census: Settlebeck - James Cragg, aged 27 years, born Dent, Yorkshire, son of Annas Cragg, widow.

James was married to Ada Phillipson Atkinson in 1912; they had two daughters - Dorothy, born in 1913 and Evelyn, born in 1917.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte James Cragg, 29812, Northumberland Fusiliers.

James is commemorated in the Rolls of Honour at the Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh.

A short biography of James is included in: ‘Sedbergh and District 1914-1918 – But who shall return the children?’ Compiled by Sedbergh and District History Society. Edited by Diane Elphick (2016).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Private James CRAGG

Private James CRAGG

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Northumberland Fusiliers

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Northumberland Fusiliers

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 34th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 34th Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: CRAGG

Forename(s): James

Born: Dent, Yorks

Residence:

Enlisted: Halifax

Number: 29812

Rank: Private

Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers

Battalion: 21st Battalion (Tyneside Scottish)

Decorations:

Died Date: 09/09/17

Died How: Died

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: CRAGG

Forename(s): James

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 29812

Rank: Private

Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers

Unit: 21st (Tyneside Scottish) Bn.

Age: 33

Awards:

Died Date: 09/09/1917

Additional Information: Son of Joseph Henry and Annas Cragg, of Castlehaw, Sedbergh, Yorks; husband of Ada Phillipson Cragg, of Scattergate House, Appleby, Westmorland.

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‘The Westmorland Gazette’ (27 October 1917)

(Kindly supplied by Sedbergh & District History Society)

MISSING

CRAGG, Pte. J. Mrs. Cragg, of Chapel Street, Appleby, who until recently lived at Sedbergh, has been officially informed that her husband, Pte. J. Cragg, Northumberland Fusiliers, has been missing since September 9th.

‘The Westmorland Gazette’ (7 September 1918)

(Kindly supplied by Sedbergh & District History Society)

SEDBERGH – PRESUMED KILLED

CRAGG, Pte. James, of Sedbergh, who was reported missing on September 9th, 1917, is now officially reported killed. He leaves a wife and two young children. His eldest brother was killed in April.

‘The Westmorland Gazette’ (14 September 1918)

(Kindly supplied by Sedbergh & District History Society

KILLED IN ACTION

CRAGG – In proud and loving memory of Pte. James Cragg, reported missing September 9th, 1917, now presumed killed.

A loving son, a brother kind,
Not dead to those who loved him,
Not lost but gone before.
It was God’s will, we’ll not complain,
But trust in Heaven to meet again.

Sadly missed by brother and sister. Settlebeck, Sedbergh.

Miscellaneous information

21st (Service) Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers (2nd Tyneside Scottish)

James Cragg was killed in attack on Farm Trench South-East of Hargicourt on the 9th September 1917.

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