Tom Cranston

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Tom Cranston
Personal information
Full name Thomas Cranston [1]
Date of birth 1891
Place of birth Ardrossan, Scotland
Date of death 13 January 1916 (aged 2425) [2]
Place of death Iraq
Position(s) Outside right
Senior career*
0000–1912 Ardrossan Celtic
1912–1914 Raith Rovers 56 (8)
1914Third Lanark (loan) 7 (0)
1914–1915 Clyde 22 (5)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Thomas Cranston (1891 – 13 January 1916) was a Scottish professional footballer who played in the Scottish League for Raith Rovers, Third Lanark and Clyde as an outside right. [1] [3]


Personal life

After the outbreak of the First World War in August 1914, Cranston enlisted as a private in The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). [3] He was killed in action in Iraq on 13 January 1916, during the Mesopotamian campaign. [3] [2] He was buried in Amara War Cemetery. [2]



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  2. 1 2 3 "Casualty Details". Commonwealth War Graves Commission . Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  3. 1 2 3 "They Died in the Conflict in Season 1915–1916" (PDF). pp. 1–2. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
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