Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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30/08/2019 John Crawford is commemorated on Cookstown Cenotaph.
30/08/2019 Fusilier John Crawford is buried at le Grand-Luce War Cemetery in Sarthe, France. His inscription reads ‘IN LOVING MEMORY. ON HIS SOUL, SWEET JESUS, HAVE MERCY. R.I.P. MOTHER, SISTER, RELATIVES.’
30/08/2019 During World War II and for a number of years afterwards, the Château du Grand-Luce served as a military hospital.
30/08/2019 During this time Fusilier John Crawford is thought to have taken ill with hypothermia and was taken to a in a General Hospital in France where he died later. He was 26 years old.
30/08/2019 The 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers were patrolling the front line between Comines and Deulemont in late December 1939.
30/08/2019 John was the son of Mrs McMahon, Orritor Street, Cookstown.
30/08/2019 John Crawford was born on 19th May 1913 in Cookstown.
30/08/2019 CRAWFORD – 30th December 1939, John Crawford, died in a General Hospital in France while on active service. Son of Mrs McMahon of Orritor Street, Cookstown. RIP. Sadly missed by his mother, sister, aunts and uncle.
30/08/2019 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 13th January 1940:
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