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William Crearie

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  • Name  William Crearie 
    Born  09 Dec 1914  Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  06 Apr 1943  Tunisia, North Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID  I454  herborth
    Last Modified  10 Nov 2017 

    Father  John Willaim Crearie,   b. 01 Jan 1883, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Jane Grant,   b. Abt 1883, Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1951, Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 Sep 1912  Moncur Street Church, Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F119  Group Sheet

    Family  Elizabeth Hood (?) 
    Family ID  F170  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 09 Dec 1914 - Glasgow, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 06 Apr 1943 - Tunisia, North Africa Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Sfax War Cemetery, Tunsinia
    Sfax War Cemetery, Tunsinia
    The cemetery contains 1,253 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 52 of them unidentified. The single First World War grave in Sfax War Cemetery was brought in from Bizerta Sidi Saleru Moslem Cemetery in March 1983. There is also 1 Greek soldier of the 1939-45 war buried here.

  • Notes 
    • Corporal WILLIAM CREARIE

      2827289, 2nd Bn., Seaforth Highlanders
      who died age 28
      on 06 April 1943 (Battle of Wadi Akarit)
      Son of John and Jane Crearie, of Glasgow; husband of Elizabeth Crearie, of Glasgow.
      Remembered with honour
      SFAX WAR CEMETERY

      Killed in action in North Africa; Scout in the Seaforth Highlanders

      In May 1943, the war in North Africa came to an end in Tunisia with the defeat of the Axis powers by a combined Allied force. In the south, the Axis forces defeated in Egypt at El Alamein withdrew into Tunisia along the coast through Libya, pursued by the Allied Eighth Army. Most of those buried in Sfax War Cemetery died in attacks on successive Axis positions at Medenine, the Marith Line and Wadi Akarit, in March and April 1943. The cemetery contains 1,253 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 52 of them unidentified. The single First World War grave in Sfax War Cemetery was brought in from Bizerta Sidi Saleru Moslem Cemetery in March 1983. There is also 1 Greek soldier of the 1939-45 war buried here.