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Alfred Rudolph Craven

Early Life

Alfred was born in Manchester and was the son of Mrs A.H. Craven of 10 River Place, Hulme, Manchester.

 Service Life

Private Alfred Rudolph Craven (12295) enlisted in Manchester in September 1914 and served with the 15 Platoon, ‘D’ Company, 19th Battalion of the Manchester Regiment.

For his service in the army, which included going overseas to France in November 1915, Alfred was awarded the Allied Victory Medal, British War Medal and 1914-1915 Star. Alfred’s medals can be seen in the Museum of the Manchester Regiment.

We Shall Remember Him

Alfred was 21 years old when he was killed in action on 23 July 1916. He is buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, France (Grave/Memorial Reference – XXII. D7). His Next of Kin Memorial Plaque is on display in the Museum of the Manchester Regiment in the Forshaw Gallery. .

Medals of Alfred Rudolph Craven Left to Right – 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Allied Victory Medal. Memorial plaque of Alfred Rudolph Craven