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John Derek Crane

Admitted to:

RAF Felixstowe SSQ. RAF Hospital Ely (18/08/44).

Date of Injury:

18/08/1944

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

21/12/1924 (20)

Cause of Incident:

Enemy Action. Hit by torpedo.

Transferred to QVH:

18/09/1944

Injuries:

Burns to face and hands.

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:

5



IDENTITY CARD

This is to certify that the patient mentioned below and whose description is stated hereon is the authorised holder of this Identity card.


Forename:

John Derek

Surname:

Crane

Service No:

P/MX 636926

Nationality:

British


Awards/Honours:

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Patient Unit:

HMS Beehive

Profession:

Mechanic

Patient Rank:

M.Mech

Death:

2005

Age at Death:

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Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Glossary:

M.Mech - Motor Mechanic
SSQ - Station Sick Quarters

Further Reading:

The Guinea Pig Club' By Edward Bishop.
'McIndoe's Army' By Edward Bishop.

References:




East Grinstead Museum Collection:
EGRTM 1374.17 - Leather wallet for writing case, made by Crane.
EGRTM 1374.18 - Four small leather-making tools used by Crane.
EGRTM 2773.272 - Photograph of group at annual darts match with Crane on the right.
EGRTM 2773.343 - Group photograph from Marchwood Park reunion 1993, including Crane.