Date of birth
Place of birth
Address before enlistment
Unknown AWMM Waitahuna, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
Mr A.J. Crane (brother), Gairview, New Zealand AWMM
Pre 1 July 1942 AWMM Single AWMM
POW liberation details
POW serial number
Private Crane embarked twice.
Signature on the guitar case belonging to Tuaine Utanga (47708). Utanga took a guitar with him on active service, on the guitar's canvas case there are over 200 signatures of fellow New Zealand soldiers who served with the 30 Battalion and the 24 Battalion between 1941 and 1945. There is also a list on the case of dates and places that suggest that the guitar was taken to the following destinations:. 'No. 3 Platoon Vickers MM Guns. Trentham July 5th 1941. Samambula Fiji August 21 1941. Namaka Fiji September 18 1941. Momi Bay 2 January 1944. Cuvu (Thoovoo) 20 January 1944. 33 Mile Peg 24 January 1944. SS President Monroe Noumea 7 December 1942. Lambin New Caledonia 12 December 1942. Koumac New Caledonia 17 December 1942. New Hebrides 28 August 1943. Guadalcanal 27 August 1943. Vella Lavella 25 September 1943. Green Island 31 January 1944-15 February 1944. Nepoui New Caledonia 5 June 1944. Noumea Staging 9 August 1944. Papakura New Zealand 17 July 1944. Niue Island 7 September 1944. Rarotonga 11 September 1944. Auckland New Zealand 19 October 1944. Hobart Tasmania 9 January 1945. Maadi Egypt 30 January 1945. Advance Base Taranto 5 March 1945. ? Senica 12 March 1945. San Severino 13 March 1945.' AWMM
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- Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 6 (Embarkations from 1st October, 1941 to 31st December, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
- Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
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