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James McCrae

Trooper

4th Light Horse Regiment

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: Mrs. H. Smith
  • Plaque: 1044

Additional Info

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Biography

James McCrae was born in Ballarat but enlisted from Camperdown on the 12th July 1915. He was 21 years old, single and a carpenter. He was drafted to the 4th Light Horse Regiment with Regimental No. 1205. On the 15th June 1916 he and a companion were patrolling on horseback near a railway line in Egypt when his horse was spooked by a train, and bolted. As Trooper McCrae was trying to bring the crazed animal under control it tried to jump a bridge and fell, crushing the rider. He is buried in the Tel-ei-Kebir War Cemetery, Egypt.
Tree No. 1044

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour