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Craster at War


The information below includes servicemen from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) database with a link with Craster noted i.e. may have a parent in Craster, but not necessarily a resident of Craster at time of enlisting. Detailed research from the Craster War Memorials Project of the Craster Local History Group (CLHG) is available for many of the fallen.

Name Further info Regiment Notes
Nairn, Robert William

CWGC

NEWMP

West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own), 10th Bn

Died: 28/10/1917
Age: 21

Service no: 41702

Son of Eleanor and the late Andrew Bain Nairn, late of Waren Mills, Belford, Northumberland. NEWMP notes: named on 2 rolls of honour in St Peter's, Craster & Craster Methodist Church.

Bradwell, John William

CLHG

CWGC

Northumberland Fusiliers, 1st Bn

Died: 02/07/1918
Age: 29

Service no: 34162

Son of Mrs. and Mr. Powell (stepfather), of Dunstan, Lesbury, Northumberland; husband of Ellen Bradwell, of 1, West Lane, Sittingbourne, Kent.

Denmead, Llewellyn 

CLHG

CWGC

NEWMP

Northumberland Fusiliers, 22nd (Tyneside Scottish) Bn

Died: 03/07/1916
Age: 20

Service no: 22/831

Son of William Llewellyn Denmead, of 8A, Little Carlton St., Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset. CLHG notes: His father was chief coastguard in Craster during the war.

Denmead, Arthur

CLHG

Royal Naval Reserve

Died: 25/10/1918 from T.B.
Age: 20

Service no: 33819

Son of William Llewellyn Denmead, of 8A, Little Carlton St., Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset. CLHG notes: His father was chief coastguard in Craster during the war.

Hanvey, John

CLHG

CWGC

Northumberland Fusiliers, 8th Bn

Died: 12/10/1915
Age: 36

Service no: 18149

Son of Mrs. Hanvey, of Peckham House, Peckham, London; husband of Elizabeth Elliott Hanvey, of 2, Garden Terrace, Dunstan, Craster, Alnwick.

Ferns, Harold Johnson 

CLHG

CWGC

Royal Navy, H.M.S. Aboukir

Died 22/09/1914
Age: 34

Service no: 196242

Son or Harold and Elizabeth Ferns, of Gosport; husband of Alice Louisa Ferns, of 25, Fifth St., St. Mary's Rd., Kingston, Portsmouth. Native of Gosport.

Commemorated on Craster roll of honour, but connection with area is unknown (CLHG).

Budgen, Jessie Ralph 

CLHG

CWGC

NEWMP

Royal Engineers

Died: 13/12/1916
Age: 25

Service no:  2581

Son of James and Margaret Gibb Budgen, of Hammersmith, London. (Mother worked at Craster Tower)

Smailes, Robert

CLHG

CWGC

Eaton's Motor Machine Gun Bty.
Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigade

Died 07/10/1916
Age: 24

Service no: 172001
VIII. B. 19.,Son of Robert and Jane Smailes, of Craster, Northumberland, England.
Mason, Alexander Woodcock

CLHG

CWGC

Royal Marine Light Infantry

Died 23/04/1918
Age: 20

Service no: CH/20357
A. C. 544.,Son of Benjamin and Patience Mason, of North Craster, Lesbury, Northumberland.
Caisley, Charles Smailes CWGC 9th Bn.
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers

Died 12/09/1944
Age: 23

Service no: 4273542
Column 46.,Son of Charles C. and Mary Margaret Caisley, of Craster, Northumberland.
Mason, Robert Woodcock CWGC 22nd (Tyneside Scottish) Bn.
Northumberland Fusiliers

Died 01/07/1916
Age: 21

Service no: 21/524
Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B.,Son of Benjamin and Patience Mason, of North Craster, Alnwick, Northumberland.
Simpson, Edward

CLHG

CWGC

229th Anti-Aircraft Sect.
Royal Garrison Artillery

Died 18/02/1919
Age: 36

Service no: 59468
B. C. 40.,Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Simpson, of 24, Hill House, Craster, Alnwick, Northumberland.
Smailes, Luke Robson

CLHG

CWGC

75th Bn.
Canadian Infantry

Died 10/06/1917
Age: 29

Service no: 669664
IV. C. 23.,Son of Robert and Jane Smailes, of 18, South Craster, Lesbury, Northumberland.
Archbold, John Edward James

CLHG

CWGC

H.M. Drifter Guide Me II.
Royal Naval Reserve

Died 29/08/1918
Age: 34

Service no: 15896DA
30.,Son of the late George and Elizabeth Archbold, of Craster, Lesbury, Northumberland.
Watson, Frank Taylor CWGC 105 Sqdn.
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Died 02/01/1945
Age: 27

Service no: 159930
14. A. 18.,Son of Joseph Addison Watson, and of Sarah Watson, of Craster, Northumberland.
Carss, William

CLHG

CWGC

19th Bn.
Canadian Infantry

Died 31/05/1917
Age: 37

Service no: 405018
A. C. 301.,Son of James and Annie Carss, of 22, The Square, Craster, Lesbury, Northumberland.
Smailes, John William

CLHG

CWGC

NEWMP

42nd Bn.
Canadian Infantry

Died 30/09/1918
Age: 31

Service no: 192339
TILLOY-LEZ-CAMBRAI,A. 18.,Son of John A. and Jane Smailes, of North Craster, Lisbury, Northumberland, England.
Carss, Daniel Elliott

CLHG

CWGC

NEWMP

H.M.S. Mary Rose.
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Died 17/10/1917
Age: 30

Service no: Tyneside Z/9276
27.,Son of James and Annie Carss, of 22, The Square, South Craster, Lesbury, Northumberland.
Gray, A CWGC 1st/7th Bn.
Northumberland Fusiliers

Died 15/11/1916
Age: 20

Service no: 2490
LONGUEVAL,VIII. K. 14.,Son of Joseph and Jane Gray, of South Farm, Craster, Lesbury, Northumberland. Born at Longhoughton, Lesbury.
Wright, William CWGC H.M. Drifter Harvest Moon
Royal Naval Reserve

Died 14/10/1918
Age: 30

Service no: 15949/DA
A. C. 536.,Son of Alexander and Lucy Wright, of Newton-by-the-Sea, Lesbury, Northumberland; husband of Ursula Georgina Wright, of Dunstan Hill, Craster, Alnwick, Northumberland.
Craster War Memorial, Craster
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Thomas Smailes - Northumberland Fusiliers - Craster

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Craster Scouts Serving the Country

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Pillbox_Dunstanburgh

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War Memorial, Craster
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War Memorial, Craster
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- "....The Craster War Memorials Project represents an act of remembrance; to ensure that the men of Craster who died serving their country are remembered in a more complete way than ...

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