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Harry George Crandon
Birth: Feb. 12, 1874
Death: Jan. 2, 1953

2nd Boer War Victoria Cross Recipient. He received the award for his actions at Springbok Laagte, South Africa on July 4, 1901. Born in Wells, Somerset, England he served as a private in the 18th Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) in the British Army during the 2nd Boer War. His Victoria Cross Citation reads: "On the 4th July, 1901, at Springbok Laagte, Privates Berry and Crandon were scouting towards a kopje when the Boers suddenly opened fire on them at a range of 100 yards. Private Berry's horse fell and became disabled, and he was himself shot in the right band and left shoulder. Private Crandon at once rode back under a heavy fire to his assistance, gave up his horse to the wounded man to enable him to reach shelter, and followed him on foot, having to run for 1,100 yards, all the time under fire." He later served at the rank of Corporal during World War I. He died in Manchester, Lancashire, England at the age of 78. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
 
Burial:
Swinton Cemetery
Swinton
Metropolitan Borough of Salford
Greater Manchester, England
 
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Record added: Jul 05, 2005
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Harry George Crandon
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THank you for your courage and valor in time of battle. May you rest in peace.
- William Bjornstad
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