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Nottingham
He was the husband of Harriet Cragg and the father of James henry and Ellen Cragg. In 1911 they lived at 79 Marple Street Nottingham.
In 1911 he was a groom.
24 Mar 1918
42
745876 - CWGC Website
38992
Private
4th Bn South Staffordshire Regiment
He was a Special reservist.
Nottingham Evening Post Roll of Honour 24/3/1918: 'Cragg. Killed in action Pte. James Cragg. Deeply mourned. Duty nobly done. - From son Harry, Nellie, sisters in law Clara, Kate, brother Joe.' 'Cragg. Killed in action Pte. James Cragg. - From his sister Esther and Tom.' Special Reserve This was a form of part-time soldiering, in some ways similar to the Territorial Force. Men would enlist into the Special Reserve for 6 years and had to accept the possibility of being called up in the event of a general mobilisation and otherwise undertake all the same conditions as men of the Army Reserve. Their period as a Special Reservist started with six months full-time training (paid the same as a regular) and they had 3-4 weeks training per year thereafter. A man who had not served as a regular could extend his SR service by up to four years but could not serve beyond the age of 40. A former regular soldier who had completed his Army Reserve term could also re-enlist as a Special Reservist and serve up to the age of 42. Research by David Nunn
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