Joseph Craven

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Joseph Craven
Personal Information
Date of Birth 24 Mar 1890
Place of Birth Boston, Lincolnshire, England
Death 11 Jun 1977, aged 87
Place of Death Shenton Park, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 52 years, 1 month
Description 5'3" (1.60m) tall ; ; dark complexion ; grey eyes ; black hair
Occupation Clergyman
Religion Church of England
Address Jull street, Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs. Minna Craven
Military Information
Reg Number W138
Date of Enlistment 23 Apr 1942
Rank Captain
Unit/Formation Western Command RR & GDD
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

Electoral Roll entries: 1922 - 1925 House of Grace, Williams, Clerk in Holy Orders; 1931 The Rectory, Pingelly; 1936 - 1937 The Rectory, Donnybrook; 1943 The Rectory, Armadale.

On 11 Jan 1926 Joseph married Minna Schofield (1903 - 14 Nov 1982) in Perth.

War Service

Joseph was called up for full time duty on 23 Apr 1942 and was detached to the Ascot Camp until 15 Jul 1942 when he was moved to the Karrakatta Camp. He was appointed Captain on 10 Dec 1942 and he then remained the Karrakatta Camp Chaplain until 6 Feb 1946 when his appointment was terminated.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1954 The Rectory, 148 Lincoln street, North Perth; 1958 at 22 Lawley crescent, Mount Lawley, clergyman; 1963 - 1968 at 97 Sasse avenue, Mount Hawthorn; 1977 at 103/20 Excelsior street, Shenton Park.

On 3 Jul 1952 Joseph (Clerk in Holy Orders) arrived in Fremantle from Singapore aboard the MV Charon.

On 6 Nov 1954, Joseph (Clergyman) and Minna boarded the SS Strathnaver in London for Fremantle where they arrived on 2 Dec 1954, address on arrival given as St Alban's Rectory, 148 Lincoln street, Perth.


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