George Eric Gwynne Craig

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George Eric Gwynne Craig

Birthplace: Queenstown, Stormberg District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Death: February 29, 1968 (77)
Bahia San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
Place of Burial: Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico
Immediate Family:

Son of John Frederick Craig and Gertrude Blanche Isabel Craig (Bate)
Husband of Anne Craig (Robertson)
Father of John Knox Gwynne-Craig and Private
Brother of John Frederick "Jack" Craig; Gertrude Elizabeth "Bessie" Mary Coutts (Craig); Arthur William "Jock" Craig and Kathleen Muriel Homan (Craig)

Occupation: Manager of Calgary Airport; Fur Trader in Northern Canada
Managed by: Michael Anthony Keppel-Jones
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About George Eric Gwynne Craig

Written by Eric Craig's wife Anne Craig, July 7, 1992, in a letter to Meg Young:

"Educated at Portora Royal School, in Enniskillen, Ireland, and upon matriculation, spent 3 years at Trinity College, Dublin University, studying Arts and Engineering. Left for Canada to join Canadian Pacific Railway Company on construction work at Belleville and Trenton, Ontario.

At outbreak of WWI joined 39th Battalion, CEF, as 1st Lieutenant, went overseas with 38th Btn in France and seconded to Royal Flying Corps in France. Took Observer's course in France and Pilot's course at Reading, England. Rank Captain, Acting Major, Service Medals.

From 1919-1922 was part owner of 700 acre ranch near Grande Prairie, raising cattle and horses for commercial and breeding purposes. Finally gave up the struggle in 1922.

From 1922-1924 locating and staking group claims for Imperial Oil at Fort Norman, NWT.

From 1924-1925 Assistant Manager at Blue Diamond Coal Mine, Brule, Alberta.

1925-27 operated own trading outfit on the McKenzie River from Fort Simpson to Point Separation on the delta of the McKenzie. Made many trips to its tributaries and had tremendous knowledge of the McKenzie River area. Sold out in 1927 to become manager in the Arctic for the Northern Whaling and Trading Company, locating and establishing posts in the Western Arctic.

He then spent a year in Ireland and returning to Canada, getting married to me, and in business. At outbreak of war tried desperately to get back into action but was pronounced too old. However, was sent to Edmonton as Stores Supervisor for Northern Transportation Company, then laid out the Bartow Lighting System on Edmonton Airport, then became manager of Calgary Municipal Airport."

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George Eric Gwynne Craig's Timeline

May 2, 1890
Queenstown, Stormberg District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
April 28, 1936
Vancouver, Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
February 29, 1968
Age 77
Bahia San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
March 1, 1968
Age 77
Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa