Ernest James Craggs

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Craggs, Trooper Ernest James no.2373

12th Light Horse.

Charlotte Street Campsie.


Born 1898 at Alexandria, son of Albert Henry & Sarah Maria Craggs.

Educated at Canterbury and Belmore North Public Schools.

Served in cadets, disbanded in 1910.

Enlisted at Canterbury (or Hay) 10/2/1917.

Casualty List SMH 21/10/1917.

Casualty List SMH 10/12/1917.

Killed in Action 31/10/1917 (of Enfield).

Killed in action at Beersheba 31/10/1917, aged 19 years 10 months.

Killed, with J.M. Kilpatrick, at the charge on Beersheba.

Buried in Beersheba War Cemetery, grave D.62

Information from S.M. Craggs, mother, Burwood Road, Enfield.

Tele/Mirror list 11/11/1993 Killed in Action 31/10/1917.

Roll of Honour, Canterbury District Killed in Action.

Anzac Memorial

Australian War Memorial record available at: [accessed 18/11/2016].

Special acknowledgement

The primary source of the information on this page is copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from the Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 individuals recorded in the book - the list is titled Canterbury's Boys List. Each name in the list is linked to an editable biographical file created by copying the biography copied from the book. These editable biographies have been created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to add information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002