WW1 - Surnames starting with the letter C. 

Frank Marshall Craston

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:05th Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:East Lancashire Rgt
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:GreeceGrave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Doiran Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born at 17  Burlington Road, Withington on the 22nd February 1896, the
birth being registered during the June quarter 1896 in the Chorlton R.D. -
ref: 8c/711, the son of Frank & Florence Craston (nee Hampson).   His
father was employed as a Commercial Traveller.

1901 Census - 4 Royal Crescent, Bridlington, Yorkshire.    Son - aged: 5 -
born: Withington.   Head of household - Frank Craston - Married - aged: 31
- occ: Commercial Traveller (Varnish & Colours) - born: Manchester.   Also
- Florence Craston - Wife - aged: 28 - born: Manchester.  Plus 1 elder
sibling.   Occupying 2 rooms at this address.

1911 Census - 22 Heaton Road, Withington.    Son - aged: 15 -: Scholar -
born: Manchester.   Head of household - Frank Craston - Married - aged: 41
- occ: Commercial Traveller (Farming Trade) - born: Manchester.   Also -
Florence Craston - Wife - aged: 38 - born: Manchester.  Plus 2 siblings and
1 domestic servant.

Attended Manchester Grammar School.   Employed as an Articles pupil to a

WO374/16379 - He attested at Manchester on the 16th September 1914 and
ranked as a Private.  He was embodied as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 6th
Battalion, Manchester Rgt - No. 2867 on the 4th June 1915.   His address
was given as 22 Heaton Road, Withingtton, Manchester.    On enlistment he
was aged: 19 years 2 months, was 5 feet 4 1/2 inches in height, his chest
measurements were 33/35 inches.

Originally buried in the Ravine des Juneaux Military Cemetery, by Swindon
Camp, Greece.  There was a huge list of his personal effects  - far too
long to detail here.

attd 13th Bn Manchester Rgt.

Listed in the Guardian Year Book - Roll of Honour for 1918.

Post War his parents resided at Holly Lodge, Clarenden Road, Sale.

M.I. "He willingly died for his ountry eternal honour to his name"

Memorials found on:
Manchester Grammar School
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