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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

John Ernest CRAMPTON

Born 1884 in Brunswick, Western Australia [15]
Son of John CRAMPTON and Climena GARDINER [15]
Married Clare GOULD in Perth in 1911 [66]
Farmer on the Berkshire Valley Road in Moora 1912-1914 [50]
He donated two shillings to the Moora District Hospital's sports held in Moora on Boxing Day in 1911 [9: 16-Feb-1912]
Farmhand in Winchester later in 1914 [19] [50]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 3 January 1915 in the Perth suburb of Claremont [30: item 3440502]
On enlistment he was described as six feet tall, weighing 168 lbs. with grey eyes and fair hair [30]
Gave his next of kin as his wife Clare CRAMPTON, her address being Forrest House, Saint George's Terrace, Perth WA [30]
After one month of military training he was appointed to the 3rd Reinforcements of the 10th Light Horse Regiment [30]
Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. Itonus on 19 February 1915 [30]
After further training embarked from Alexandria, Egypt on 16 May 1915 and disembarked in Gallipoli, Turkey [30]
Trooper 789 in the 3rd Reinforcements of the 10th Light Horse Regiment at Gallipoli during the First World War [30]
On 7 August 1915 received a gunshot wound to his left thigh; admitted to the Australian General Hospital in Cairo, Egypt [30]
Received medical treatment for his gunshot wound and Venus Thrombosis in Egypt before being invalided back to Australia [30]
Embarking from Suez on the hospital ship Wondilla on 13 December 1915 and disembarked in Fremantle WA on 7 January 1916 [30]
Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 16 July 1917; awarded the 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal [30]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'John Ernest Crampton' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 13 July 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/john-ernest-crampton [sources]




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