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Albert Caswell (Bert) Crannaford (1881–1949)

This entry is from Obituaries Australia

The death occurred in the Hospital last night of a very old resident of Railway Town. Mr. Albert Caswell Crannaford, at the age of 67 years. He leaves a widow, two sons Messrs Bert and Bob. and one daughter Mrs. I. G. Turner.

Mr. Crannaford was for years an active member of the Municipal Employees' Union. He was a member of the U.A.O.D. Railway Ledge, and was superintendent of the Barry Juvenile Druids Lodge. He was also a member of an Adelaide branch of the Rechabite Lodge.

Mr. Crannaford was employed by the City Council, until he retired a few years ago. Since then he had been in failing health and suffered a lot. He was man of staunch Labor principles and took a deep interest in the movement.

The funeral will take place this afternoon, leaving his late residence, 82 Nicholls Street, at 2.30 p.m., the interment being in the Methodist Cemetery in the same grave as his daughter, Gloria, who died in March, 1919. Envoy J. Crocker will officiate at the graveside.

Norman Woodman has charge of the funeral arrangements.

Original Publication

Additional Resources

  • funeral, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW), 29 January 1949, p 3
  • funeral and tribute, Barrier Daily Truth (Broken Hill, NSW), 31 January 1949, p 2

Citation details

'Crannaford, Albert Caswell (Bert) (1881–1949)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 15 July 2024.

© Copyright Labour Australia, 2012

Life Summary [details]


17 April, 1881
Thebarton, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


28 January, 1949 (aged 67)
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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