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Father: Robert Crackle, born in 1848 at Nottingham and working as an iron founder. Mother: Eliza Crackle, born in 1847. Brothers: Charles, born in 1870 and working as a general labourer, Robert, born in 1876 and working as a mineral works cater, before becoming a general labourer and Albert, born in 1883 and working as a sinker maker. Sister: Mary, born in 1887 and working as a pattern girl. All the children were born in Nottingham. The family lived at 36 Pierrepont Street, Nottingham (C. 1901) before moving to 21 Sneinton Road, Nottingham.
Elijah Crackle worked as a dairyman.
17 Oct 1916
Royal Garrison Artillery
Crackle was called up and following training he was drafted to France. He was killed in action during the Battle of Morval part of the continuing Battle of the Somme and was buried at the Longueva Road Cemetery.
Death notices published 7th November 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “CRACKLE. – Killed in action, October 17th, Gunner Elijah Crackle, R.G.A. Nobly did his duty for King and country. – Loving mother, Albert and family. “CRACKLE. – Killed in action, October 17th, Gunner Elijah Crackle, R.G.A. Sleep on, dear brother, and take thy rest. – Loving sister Lizzie, Harry, and family. “CRACKLE. – Killed in action, October 17th, our dear loved Elijah (Gunner, R.G.A.). – L. Shardlow and A. Vincent.” Above are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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