Major James Smart CRONE
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Major James Smart CRONE

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Major James Smart CRONE

Information on Major Crone has been submitted by Chris Todd (<chris@bridgelegal.co.uk>), whose great grandfather Sidney Stevens was a batman to Major Crone during the First World War. The photograph has been provided by a great granddaughter of Major Crone.
The information on Major Crone is as follows;-

James Smart Crone was born in 1871.
Before the First World War, Major Crone was a stockbroker in Middlesbrough.
In January 1915 he was gazetted as Temporary Lieutenant to the 11th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment.
In February 1916 he was in charge of "D" Company, 10th Battalion and fought at Mametz Wood.
He ended the War as a Major, but the intervening details of his career with the Yorkshire Regiment are not clear at the moment.
He became Mayor of Redcar in 1919 and remained as Mayor until his death in 1921.

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