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John P. Crago


15th Field Company Engineers

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: Miss P. Walters
  • Plaque: 848

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Born in Bendigo, Victoria and a Labourer by trade, John Tamblyn Crago was 26 years and single when enlisted on the 8th of July 1915 in the 14th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 4162, and was listed as returned to Australia on the 15th of September 1918. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 'Demosthenes' on the 29th of December 1915. Admitted sick to Hospital at Ferry Post on the 6th of April 1916. Appointed Lance Corporal, Field on the 24th of November 1916; promoted temporary 2nd Corporal vice East Promoted, Field on the 23rd of February 1917; promoted 2nd Corporal vice Murphy promoted, Field on the 16th of March 1917; Promoted Corporal vice Culling transferred, Field on the 13th of April 1917; admitted to Causality Clearing Station – Myalgia, Etaples on the 19th of September 1917; admitted to Hospital Sutton Veny on the 7th of December 1917 for Orchitis. On the 15th of January 1918 admitted to Military Hospital, Sutton Veny – acute Rheumatism and Arthritis. Returned to Australia per 'D22' H.T. 'Arawa' from England Trench Fever. Disembarked at Melbourne on the 17th of November 1918. Discharged from the 3rd Military District on the 1st of January 1919. Tree No. 848

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour