Private Joseph Thomas Crafer, 5999398. 1st Bn. Essex Regiment

1900 Oct. Born Shoreditch

1901 I cannot find him in census

1911 census living with his parents at 10 Ware St, Kingsland Road, London

1919 Apr 9. Enlisted at Clipstone, Notts. Son of Reuben Crafer, 32 Ware St, Kingsland Rd, London NE

1920 Served in "Black Sea Army". Following the armistice with the Ottoman empire, Britain sent troops from Macedonia to secure Constantinople and the Straits. In addition, troops were sent eastwards to Turkish ports on the Black Sea and into Caucasus region of Russia to influence the outcome of the struggle against the Bolsheviks. 

1921 Mar 3 Died in Crossbarry Ambush

Buried Abney Park Cemetery


Crossbarry Ambush