Two more soldiers to be commemorated by Corby Council

Corby Council will be commemorating two more soldiers who died in the First World War this weekend by flying a centenary flag will be flown outside of the Cube.
Corby Council will be commemorating two more soldiers who died in the First World War this weekend by flying a centenary flag will be flown outside of the Cube.

Corby Council will be commemorating two more soldiers who died in the First World War this weekend by flying a centenary flag outside of the Cube.

Pte George Crane was born in Liverpool but his family came from Cottingham and George was living there when he enlisted.

Pte Crane served in the Leicestershire Regiment and arrived in France in March 1916.

He was attached to the 20th Battalion, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment). Pte Crane was killed in action on the Western Front on July 30, 1916, with the council set to remember him on Saturday.

Sgt John William Money was a professional soldier who was born in Burton-on-Trent, but his family eventually moved to Corby during the war.

He originally served in the Northumberland Fusiliers but was transferred to the Machine Gun Regiment.

Sgt Money suffered gunshot wounds in the field and was transferred back to the UK, where he died in Regents Park Hospital, Southampton, on July 31, 1916.

A few months prior to Sgt Money’s death, his infant son died in Corby. Within a year of Sgt Money’s death, his wife Mary Elizabeth Money died in Corby.

The council will remember Sgt Money on Sunday.

Further information on these local soldiers will be presented at the Cube’s helpdesk, shared through Twitter, @CorbyBC, and can be found on Corby Council’s website here.