Duncan Craske, 19171943 (aged 26 years)

Name
Duncan /Craske/
Given names
Duncan
Surname
Craske
Note

Biography

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:

  1. Judith Craske, b.1943 in Northumberland, England

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

References

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

Sources

↑ 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

Family with parents
father
18851971
Birth: April 25, 1885Glemsford, Suffolk, England
Death: March 29, 1971Hamilton, Wiikato, New Zealand
mother
18841926
Birth: 1884Leigh, Lancashire, England
Death: 1926Leigh, Lancashire, England
Marriage
Marriage: 1905Coventry, Warwickshire, England
2 years
elder sister
19061911
Birth: 1906Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Death: 1911Barton upon Irwell, Lancashire, England
5 years
elder sister
1910
Birth: 1910Barton upon Irwell, Lancashire, England
Death:
6 years
elder brother
19151916
Birth: 1915Barton upon Irwell, Lancashire, England
Death: 1916Barton upon Irwell, Lancashire, England
3 years
himself
19171943
Birth: 1917Barton upon Irwell, Lancashire, England
Death: July 14, 1943Salerno, Italy
7 years
younger sister
19231926
Birth: 1923Barton upon Irwell, Lancashire, England
Death: 1926Leigh, Lancashire, England
Family with Marjorie Stobart
himself
19171943
Birth: 1917Barton upon Irwell, Lancashire, England
Death: July 14, 1943Salerno, Italy
wife
1915
Birth: 1915Hexham, Northumberland, England
Death:
daughter
Private