Duncan Craske, 1917–1943 (aged 26 years)
Duncan Craske was born in 1917 at Barton upon Irwell, Lancashire.
His parents were Arthur Craske b.1885 Glemsford, Suffolk, and Bertha Sinar b.1884 Leigh, Lancashire, who married in 1905 at Coventry, Warwickshire.
His paternal grandparents were George Craske b.1855 at Stanstead, Suffolk, and Joanna Maria Brown, who married at Sudbury, Suffolk in 1876.
He married Marjorie Stobart at Northumberland West, Northumberland in 1940.
They had one child:
He was a Sergeant in the Glider Pilot Regiment (number 1785652) during the Second World War.
He died on 14 July 1943, the date of Operation Fustian in Sicily, in which the 1st parachute Brigade were taken into battle on nineteen gliders.
He is buried at Salerno War Cemetery, Italy
1917 Birth UK Birth Index 1917. Barton upon Irwell, Lancashire. Jan-Mar, Vol 8c, Page 936 Craske, Duncan Mother: Sinar
1940 Marriage UK Marriage Index 1940. Northumberland West, Northumberland. Jan-Mar, Vol 10b, Page 972 Craske, Duncan Stobart, Marjorie
**1943 Death ** 1785652 Sergeant Duncan Craske The Glider Pilot Regiment Died 14 July 1943. Buried: Salerno War Cemetery, Italy. Plot V.C.30 Son of Arthur and Bertha Craske Husband of Marjorie Craske, of Allendale, Northumberland
↑ UK Birth Index 1917. Barton upon Irwell, Lancashire. Jan-Mar, Vol 8c, Page 936 ↑ UK Marriage Index 1940. Northumberland West, Northumberland. Jan-Mar, Vol 10b, Page 972 ↑ War Graves Commission website search and information from family member. Died during a glider led Parachute Regiment raid in Sicily, Italy
Marriage: 1905 — Coventry, Warwickshire, England
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