Gervais CRAIG and Sarah LANGDON
ML# 440 on the McCabe List

	1  	Gervais Craig	father on McCabe List (From County Tyrone)
..		+Mary Langdon	
.......	2  	Sarah Craig	
...........		+John Patrick Davy / Davey	1870 - grandfather, Edward on McCabe List

July 28, 2002:
See also William Kennedy
August 13, 2002: From Taylor Kennedy: Hello Al I had a couple of hours free this afternoon and went to the Library to check census records. By the way, this Craig was the only R.C. All the other Craigs in Nepean were Wesleyan Methodists or Presbyterian. In the 1851 Jarvis is classed as single living with I assume his brother who was 56. Jarvis was 50. In the 1861 census, it shows Jervis married to a "Sarah". He's 45 and she's 20. In the 1871 census, shows Garvis 66, Sarah 36, Mary 9, John 7, Allice 6, Bridget 4 and Sarah 1. In the 1881 census, shows Jarvis as 80, Sarah 42, Mary Ann 19, John 17 and Allice 15. The 2 younger ones were not reported. Could not find this family in the 1891 census. If Shanly and Cecil are descendents of Gervais, they would have to be from the only son John. You have Gervais married to Mary Langdon. Are these two people the same??????? Taylor ============== also from Taylor Hi Al Further to the info I sent you last night, John being the only son and RC in Nepean, he's on page 1 of E-3 in the 1901 census, married to Clara B. and has a daughter Sarah B. born 1900. Thus Shanly and Cecil would be born between 1901 and 1910, searchable at the archives. John is listed as being born May 17, 1863. Comparing ages to the 1881 census, they match and he's living on Lot 22, Concession A, Gervais's old farm, 480 acres. Tonight I'll start a sub file and send it off to you when I have entered the little information that I have collected. Take care Taylor
August 19, 2002: Here's the descendent list of Jarvis, Gervais Craig. I put a special note under Sarah B. Craig born in the 1900's specifically for you. Taylor Descendants of John Craig Generation No. 1 1. JOHN1 CRAIG. Children of JOHN CRAIG are: 2. i. GERVAIS (JARVIS)2 CRAIG, b. Abt. 1801, Tyrone, Ireland; d. Bet. 1882 - 1890, Nepean Township, Carleton County, Province of Ontario. ii. JOHN CRAIG, b. Abt. 1795. Notes for JOHN CRAIG: Listed on the Muster Roll of the 1st Carlton Militia under the command of Colonel Burke, comprising, Bytown, and the line of the Canal through the Township of Nepean, and assembled by Lieut. Colonel Bradley on the 4th of June, 1829. John Craig is listed on the McCabe List #597, from County Tyrone arriving as single male in the 1820's. John mentions his father John Craig in Tyrone Ireland. From the 1851 Personal Census for Carleton County, District 2, Nepean Township, from Reel # C11716, page 17, line 14 shows: John Craig, single, age 56, Roman Catholic, born in Ireland living with Jarvis Craig in 1 log shanty classed as one family occupying it. His estimated birth year would be 1795. iii. ROBERT CRAIG, b. Unknown. Generation No. 2 2. GERVAIS (JARVIS)2 CRAIG (JOHN1) was born Abt. 1801 in Tyrone, Ireland, and died Bet. 1882 - 1890 in Nepean Township, Carleton County, Province of Ontario. He married SARAH? Bet. 1851 - 1861 in Carleton County. Notes for GERVAIS (JARVIS) CRAIG: Listed on the Muster Roll of the 1st Carlton Militia under the command of Colonel Burke, comprising, Bytown, and the line of the Canal through the Township of Nepean, and assembled by Lieut. Colonel Bradley on the 4th of June, 1829. Gervais (Jervas, Jarvis) Craig is listed on the McCabe List #440, from County Tyrone arriving as single male in the 1820's. Gervais mentions his brother Robert in Tyrone, Ireland. From the 1851 Personal Census for Carleton County, District 2, Nepean Township, from Reel # C11716, page 17, line 13 shows: Jarvis Craig, single, age 50, Roman Catholic, born in Ireland living with John Craig in 1 log shanty classed as one family occupying it. His estimated birth year would be 1801. From the 1861 Personal Census for Carleton County, District 1, Nepean Township, from Reel # C1013, page 10 shows: Jervais Craig as married, age 45 years and living in 1 log shanty with his wife Sarah. From the 1871 Census for District 78, Carleton County, sub District "A" Nepean Township, division 1. page 79, line 8 from Reel # C10015 shows: Garvis Craig as being 66 years old making his birth year about 1805. From the 1881 Census for District 108, Carleton County, sub District "A" Nepean Township, division 1. pages 3 & 4, line 22 from Reel # C13231 shows: Jarvis's age as being 80 years old making his birth year about 1801. From the 1891 Census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "D" Nepean Township, division 1, from Reel # T6330 shows: Nothing found. MUST re-check report!!!!!!! Notes for SARAH?: From the 1861 Personal Census for Carleton County, District 1, Nepean Township, from Reel # C1013, page 10 shows: Sarah, age 20 years living with her husband Jarvis in 1 log shanty. From the 1871 Census for District 78, Carleton County, sub District "A" Nepean Township, division 1. page 79, line 8 from Reel # C10015 shows: Sarah's age as being 36 years old making her birth year about 1835. From the 1881 Census for District 108, Carleton County, sub District "A" Nepean Township, division 1. pages 3 & 4, line 22 from Reel # C13231 shows: Sarah's age as being 42 years old making her birth year about 1841. From the 1891 Census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "D" Nepean Township, division 1, from Reel # T6330 shows: Nothing found. MUST re-check report!!!!!!! Children of GERVAIS CRAIG and SARAH? are: i. MARY ANN3 CRAIG, b. Abt. 1863. Notes for MARY ANN CRAIG: From the 1871 Census for District 78, Carleton County, sub District "A" Nepean Township, division 1. page 79, line 8 from Reel # C10015 shows: Mary's age as being 9 years old making her birth year about 1863. From the 1881 Census for District 108, Carleton County, sub District "A" Nepean Township, division 1. pages 3 & 4, line 22 from Reel # C13231 shows: Mary's age as being 19 years old making her birth year about 1863. From the 1891 Census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "D" Nepean Township, division 1, from Reel # T6330 shows: Nothing found. MUST re-check report!!!!!!! 3. ii. JOHN CRAIG, b. Abt. 1865. iii. ALLICE CRAIG, b. Abt. 1866. Notes for ALLICE CRAIG: From the 1871 Census for District 78, Carleton County, sub District "A" Nepean Township, division 1. page 79, line 8 from Reel # C10015 shows: Allice's age as being 6 years old making her birth year about 1866. From the 1881 Census for District 108, Carleton County, sub District "A" Nepean Township, division 1. pages 3 & 4, line 22 from Reel # C13231 shows: Allice's age as being 15 years old making her birth year about 1867. From the 1891 Census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "D" Nepean Township, division 1, from Reel # T6330 shows: Nothing found. MUST re-check report!!!!!!! iv. BRIDGET CRAIG, b. Abt. 1868. Notes for BRIDGET CRAIG: From the 1871 Census for District 78, Carleton County, sub District "A" Nepean Township, division 1. page 79, line 8 from Reel # C10015 shows: Bridget's age as being 4 years old making her birth year about 1868. From the 1881 Census for District 108, Carleton County, sub District "A" Nepean Township, division 1. pages 3 & 4, line 22 from Reel # C13231 shows: NOT LISTED AS LIVING WITH FAMILY From the 1891 Census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "D" Nepean Township, division 1, from Reel # T6330 shows: Nothing found. MUST re-check report!!!!!!! v. SARAH CRAIG, b. Abt. 1870. Notes for SARAH CRAIG: From the 1871 Census for District 78, Carleton County, sub District "A" Nepean Township, division 1. page 79, line 8 from Reel # C10015 shows: Sarah's age as being 1 year old making her birth year about 1870. From the 1881 Census for District 108, Carleton County, sub District "A" Nepean Township, division 1. pages 3 & 4, line 22 from Reel # C13231 shows: NOT LISTED AS LIVING WITH FAMILY From the 1891 Census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "D" Nepean Township, division 1, from Reel # T6330 shows: Nothing found. MUST re-check report!!!!!!! Generation No. 3 3. JOHN3 CRAIG (GERVAIS (JARVIS)2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1865. He married CLARA B. ??. Notes for JOHN CRAIG: From the 1871 Census for District 78, Carleton County, sub District "A" Nepean Township, division 1. page 79, line 8 from Reel # C10015 shows: John's age as being 7 years old making his birth year about 1865. From the 1881 Census for District 108, Carleton County, sub District "A" Nepean Township, division 1. pages 3 & 4, line 22 from Reel # C13231 shows: John's age as being 17 years old making his birth year about 1865. From the 1891 Census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "D" Nepean Township, division 1, from Reel # T6330 shows: Nothing found. MUST re-check report!!!!!!! From the 1901 Census for District 52, Carleton County, sub District "E" Nepean Township, division 3, from Reel # T6462 shows: John's age as being 38 years old and born May 17, 1863 and living on Lot 22 in Concession A of Nepean, the original lands of Jarvis Craig. Notes for CLARA B. ??: From the 1901 Census for District 52, Carleton County, sub District "E" Nepean Township, division 3, from Reel # T6462 shows: Clara's age as being 22 years old and born March 11, 1879 and living on Lot 22 in Concession A of Nepean, the original lands of Jarvis Craig. Children of JOHN CRAIG and CLARA ?? are: i. SARAH B.4 CRAIG. Notes for SARAH B. CRAIG: From the 1901 Census for District 52, Carleton County, sub District "E" Nepean Township, division 3, from Reel # T6462 shows: Sarah's age as being 1 year old and born September 24, 1900 and living on Lot 22 in Concession A of Nepean, the original lands of Jarvis Craig. NOTE: Sarah Craig is the Author of the book "Hello Nepean" published in 1974 and is presently out of print. The OGS has published a surname list based on this book. It not only describes all the Craigs but has pictures of the old farmhouse and lands and Craig families. A must get book!!!!!!!!!!! ii. CECIL CRAIG. iii. SHANLY CRAIG.
November 25, 2002: Hellooooo Al & Ken & Joy I was at the archives on Friday afternoon and came across this marriage register. Jervais Craig married Sarah Langan on September 30, 1860 in Ottawa. Bridget Connolly was the witness. Now for the good part. Sarah was 22 years old but no age for him. Her parents are listed as Patrick Langan and Bridget Connolly and Jervais parents are listed as Charles Craig and Rose O'Neil. Both Jervais and Sarah were born in Ireland and both their residences was Nepean at the time of marriage. The above is from MS248, Reel # 5, Ottawa District, page 50. From the same microfilm but on page 40 is the following: John Cunningham, son of John Cunningham and Catherine Gillingham marries Alice Talon on May 28, 1860. She is 21 years old and he is 22 years old. Her parents are Mathew Talon / Tallon and Mary Walker. The witness was Patrick Brady. John Cunningham was born in Gloucester and it was also his residence. Her residence is listed as Ottawa and she was born in Ireland. Also on page 40: William Murray age 25, living in Gloucester, born in Ireland, son of Michael Murray and Mary Muntagh (Montagh) marries on July 5, 1860 to Elizabeth Daly age 21, daughter of Bernard Daly and Helen Kegly / Cangley. Elizabeth was born in and resided in Aylmer, Quebec. Bridget Daly was the witness. Take care for now Taylor ____________________- Hi Taylor: Well these pieces fit into several puzzles nicely! Michael Murray, from Kilkenny, is buried at South Gloucester, # 131. His wife when he died was Mary Gallagher. And you found the parents Gervais Craig and more info on John Cunningham. It was a good trip to the Archives for you. Sorry about tonight's big game. It's in Ottawa, and we gotta go with the Sens! Take care. ... Al
April 1, 2003: Thanks to Dan Walker for the following: If you already know this sorry to bother you but I was reading the information on the descendants of Jervais and Sarah Craig and just thought I would provide some information from the land registry documents for Lot 22 Concession A Nepean Township. It appears that the executors of the estate for Gervais Graig are: Alice McBride Sarah Davy Horace Pinhey I am not sure who Horace Pinhey is but it appears that McBride and Davy are the married names of Alice and Sarah Craig. Bridget and John Craig are also refered to in the document. Just though it might help. Cheers Dan Walker ___________________________ Hi Dan: Thanks for the interesting info regarding the Davy, Craig and McBride families. Horace Pinhey was likely the lawyer. Hamnet Pinhey (who may have been his father) was an English aristocrat who settled on the banks of the Ottawa River in March Township. He built an estate called "Horaceville". It is an historic site - see Pinhey's Point. If it's OK with you, I'll post your message with the other material for Gervais Craig on Bytown or Bust. Thanks again! ... Al Lewis ____________________________ and from Ken Armstrong: Hi All; And thanks for the information , Dan, it all has it's place. Did everyone catch the following in today's Ottawa Citizen: NEW AD - Death Notices (03/31/03) READY, Carrie Mary 12 April 1900 - 30 March 2003 On Sunday March 30, 2003, Carrie Ready, at the Glebe Centre, in her 103rd year. Beloved daughter of the late Michael John and Catherine (Larkin) Ready. Predeceased by brothers Patrick, Thomas (Hilda Watters), Michael and Gerald, and sisters Monica (Steven McKenna), Theresa (Jack Vallely) and Emma (Gus ). Carrie will be sadly missed by sister-in-law Grace (wife of the late Gerald); nieces, Sister Cora McKenna (GSIC), Sister Anne (Carmelite Sisters), St. Catharines, Ontario, Mary Elizabeth McKenna, Rockland, Ontario, Dorothy , Monica (Mrs. Ivan McKay), St. Catharines, Ontario, Lois (Mrs. Gabriel Vallely-Fisher), Wolfville, N.S., June Ready, Geraldine (Mrs. Paul Wittke), Kingston, Ontario, Patricia (Mrs. R.J. Nicol) and Joan McGillvary (the late Merle); nephews, Peter Vallely (Kathy), Hammer, Ontario, Archie Ready and David Ready (Leslie); several great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. Carrie's family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Glebe Centre (especially the 6th Floor) for their kind and loving care. Also thanks to Dr. Gerd Schneider. Friends may call at McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, 235 Kent Street on Tuesday, April 1, 2003 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (corner of LeBreton and Eccles) at 10 a.m. on Wednesday April 2, 2003 followed by interment at Notre Dame Cemetery. Carrie, we loved you, we will miss you, but we will never forget you. May Your Soul Rest in Peace. The Ottawa Citizen, Area Code 613 The Hilda Watters in the second line (Wife to Thomas Ready), is the daughter of Hugh Waters and Bridget Nash, and of course, Hugh Waters is the son of Patrick Waters and Catherine Spain. Ken Armstrong
January 2, 2005: Hi Al, I'm also related to the Craig and Crawford families. You have my great-grandfather, Jarvis married to Sarah Langan. Her name was Langdon. Gwen
January 5, 2004: Hi Al, Thank you for changing my great-grandmother's name to Langdon. Her given name was Sarah and she came from County Fermanagh to marry Gervais. Although she seems to be listed as Langan in that marriage record, I was always told that her name was Langdon. I certainly hope I'm correct. He had emigrated from Ireland in 1816. He was not quite 16 at the time. His parents remained in Connemara where they had settled after losing their farm "Donnagmore" in County Tyrone. They encouraged Gervais to leave as they were living in poverty. He brought his young orphaned nephew with him and they lived in Quebec City where Gervais worked in the shipyards. He later worked at Richmond Landing and then on the building of the Rideau Canal. The story goes that he was nearing 60 when he decided to marry. The woman who kept house for him sent to Ireland for her daughter who walked from Bytown to Black Rapids upon arrival. I believe she was about 20 at the time. They had six children (Mary Ann, Brigid, Alice, Sarah, Margaret Ellen and John), and by the scowl on her face (I have her portrait), I think she may have had a hard time of it! There's a long story about how Gervais lost the land he had cleared (where Lansdowne Park is today), how he again cleared land at Black Rapids in 1840, and how he later had to rebuild after the Fire of 1870. Much of my information comes from family reminiscenses and from "Hello Nepean" written by Sara B. Craig in 1974. Sara (Saisie) was the daughter of John Craig, son of Gervais, and Clarissa Bernice Moore. My Grandmother, Margaret Ellen (Maggie) Craig, was the daughter of Gervais, and wife of William Andrew Crawford of Glen Tay. As much of the knowledge I have was given orally over the generations, I can't attest to the accuracy of every little detail. My family, being Irish, liked to exaggerate somewhat! I am now trying to verify details through census data and accurate accounts of those early days. Gwen _____________________ Hi Gwen: Thanks for your e-mail regarding Gervais Craig. This is a fascinating story of one of the pioneers in the Ottawa area. Do you mind if I post it to the Gervais Craig web page? Tom O'Neil called me today. It seems that we are all connected! He's also done a lot of work on early families. There was quite a settlement in the Black Rapids / Hog's Back area in the 1830's and a lot of the families settled on farms between the Rideau River and Bank Street in Gloucester and Osgoode Townships later on. Thanks again for this. ... Al _____________________ Hi Al, How nice to know that so many of our families are intertwined. If you wish to use the info. on Gervais please do so. I'm going to look into it further, but I do know that there were several families of Craig relatives who had farms in that area. As you know, his brother John emigrated as well, but I don't have much information on him nor on the nephew who came with Gervais from Ireland. My grandmother Margaret Ellen Craig (Gervais' daughter) and her niece Florence Smyth, whose mother was Mary Ann, another daughter of Gervais, married two Crawford brothers and had adjoining farms on the Albion Road, just off Walkley. I think the Smyths and Nolans had farms near the Bowesville Road. We're also related to the Collins and O'Brien families. Gwen
January 15, 2007: Hi, I am the granddaughter of Florence Crawford, ne Smyth. She was the granddaughter of Mary Ann Craig, daughter of the late Jervais Craig. I noticed someone by the name of Gwen wrote you and mentioned a book written by Sarah Craig [Hello Nepean]. I wondered if there would be any way of getting a copy of this book as I am looking into my family background. Thank you. Donna.
March 7, 2010: Mr Grandparents were John Craig and Clarissa Moore. My son, Scott, showed me the history and I found it very interesting. When we were young, my aunt Saisie (Sara Craig), author of "Hello Nepean", (now online at http://www.ourroots.ca/e/toc.aspx?id=12342) told us stories of our heritage. My father, Cecil, married Margaret Kennedy from Jockvale and they had 5 children, four daughters and me. Until I was 16, we lived beside the Craig farm at Black Rapids. Our home was converted from a tea room in 1945. My uncle Shanly took over the farm from his father and another uncle, Jack, purchased an adjacent farm from Tom Ready. All of this land is now part of the Greenbelt and is still being farmed. I have wonderful memories of growing up next to my uncles on their farms. ... David Craig more from Taylor Kennedy: Here is some additional Al OTTAWA CITIZEN - AUGUST 9, 1943 CRAIG - KENNEDY The wedding was solemnized at the church of the Blessed Sacrament (Fourth Avenue in the Glebe) on Saturday morning at ten o'clock when Miss Margaret Claire Kennedy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Kennedy was united in marriage to Mr. Cecil Patrick Craig, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Craig. James B. Finn officiated and the wedding music was played by Mrs. Roy MacDonald. The bride was given in marriage by her father and was attended by Miss Mary Dervin as bridesmaid. Mr. Shanly Craig, brother of the groom was best man. The bride wore a street length model of imported white lace over taffeta, simply designed on princess lines. Her gown had a Peter Pan collar, short sleeves and a row of velvet bows. A coronet of matching lace held in place her shoulder length tulle veil. Long lace mittens with scalloped edges completed her costume. She carried a colonial bouquet of Better Time roses, white gladioli and baby's breath. The bridesmaid wore a similarly designed costume of pink imported lace. She carried a Colonial bouquet of Briarcliffe roses, sweet peas and baby's breath. After the wedding, a reception for immediate families was held at the home of the bride's parents in Jockvale. Following the reception, the couple left on a trip to Montreal and Quebec. For travelling the bride wore a two piece crepe suit of Queen's blue with matching felt hat, navy and white accessories and a corsage of sweetheart roses. OTTAWA CITIZEN - MARCH 28, 1944 PO. Walter Craig Has Been Listed As Presumed Dead Walter David Craig, RCAF, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada PO Walter David Craig, D.F.M., of Black Rapids, who had completed 40 operational flights over Germany and the occupied countries before he was reported missing last August 24, is listed as being now presumed dead in the latest air force casualty list released last night. WO Albert Carmen Forsyth of Britannia Bay and Flt. Lieut. Lloyd Henry Cameron, husband of Mrs. L.H. Cameron, of Pakenham, are listed as having failed to return from operational flights. Youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Craig of Black Rapids, PO. Craig was born there and received his education at Nepean High School. Following his enlistment in October, 1940, he graduated at Mountain View a year later as an air gunner and a short while later proceeded overseas. He had been participating in operational flights since May, 1942, with a R.A.F. squadron. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal shortly after being reported missing, for "great gallantry in the performance of his duty." His citation also mentioned that on more than one occasion "his constant watchfulness as an efficient air gunner enabled his Captain to evade enemy night fighters." WO. Forsyth, son of A.E. Forsyth of Britannia Bay, enlisted with the R.C.A.F. three years ago and was awarded his observers wing at the Air Observers School in Chatham, New Brunswick, in December 1942. Later he completed a course No. 4 Bombing and Gunnery School at Fingal and proceeded overseas soon afterwards. He married in England where his wife resides in Hertfordshire. OTTAWA CITIZEN – DECEMBER 30, 1943 MISS BRIDGET CRAIG A resident of the Ottawa District all her life, Miss Bridget Craig died at the residence of her sister, Mrs. W.A. Crawford, Billings Bridge, this morning in her 78th year. She was born at Black Rapids, a daughter of the late Jarvis Craig and the former Sarah Langdon. She had lived with her sister at Billings Bridge for the past 30 years. Miss Craig attended St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Surviving are a brother, John Craig, Black Rapids; and three sisters, Mrs. James Smith, Billings Bridge, Mrs. John Davy, Ottawa and Mrs. W.A. Crawford, Billings Bridge. The funeral will be on Saturday at 2:10 p.m. from the W.J. Landreville Funeral Parlors, 578 Somerset Street West, to St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Billings Bridge, for Libera service. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Requiem high mass will be chanted in the same church in mass OTTAWA CITIZEN – JUNE 10, 1942 HAMMILL – CRAIG The marriage of Miss Alma Craig, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Craig, to Mr. Leo Roderick Hammill, son of Mrs. Thomas Hammill and the late Mr. Hammill, took place Saturday morning at St. Georges Church. Rev. Father M. O’Neill officiated. Given in marriage by her brother, Mr. Shanly Craig, Miss Winnifred, sister of the bride, was the only attendant and the best man was the groom’s brother, Mr. Frank Hammill. Mr. Herbert Mayotte presided at the organ, and Mrs. Mayotte, cousin of the bride, was soloist. The bride wore a street length ensemble of navy blue crepe trimmed with yellow eyelet embroidery. Her hat was a tiny halo model in matching tone with a shoulder length veil and her corsage bouquet was of Talisman roses. Miss Craig wore a two piece sheer wool frock in jade green with a pleated turbin and her corsage bouquet was of pink roses. A reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents, Prescott Highway, and Mr. and Mrs. Hammill left on a motor trip through the Laurentians. For travelling the bride wore a suit dress of alpaca crepe in romance blue with a matching hat. They will reside in Ottawa. ____________________________________ And thanks to Ken Armstrong for the following: To all; Here is the entry from the Canadian Virtual Memorial Site: In memory of Pilot Officer WALTER DAVID CRAIG who died on August 24, 1943 Wensickendorf, Germany Military Service: Service Number: J/18448 Age: 26 Force: Air Force Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force Division: 35 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. Citation: Distinguished Flying Medal, London Gazette 10 September 1943, "Flight Sergeant Craig has completed numerous night bombing sorties against targets in enemy territory. These have included Berlin and Turn and other dangerous and distant objectives. During all these missions he has proved himself to be a most conscientious and efficient air gunner, and his constant watchfulness has on more than one occasion enabled his captain to evade night fighters". 1939-45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45. Posthumously awarded RCAF Operational Wings in recognition of gallant service in action against the enemy, the 6 September 1946. Honours and Awards: Distinguished Flying Medal Additional Information: Date of Birth: March 5, 1917 Black's Rapid, Westboro, Ontario, Canada Date of Enlistment: October 10, 1940 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Son of John and Clara Bernice (nee Moore) Craig, of Westboro, Ontario. Brother of Gervais, Shanly, John, Cecil, Sarah, Alma and Winnifred. Commemorated on Page 149 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance.

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