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Reginald was born in Wolverhampton in 1888, to son of the boot manufacturer George and Lucy Craddock. He attended the Grove House School, Stratford-on-Avon, where he was in 1901. By 1911, he was back with his parents, now at 45 Park Road East, Wolverhampton, along with his siblings Albert, Matilda, and Victor. Reginald became articled to Mr Beck, architect, of Wolverhampton, before working for Staffordshire County Council and later Dunlops as an architect. Reginald married Edith Baker on 5 December 1917.

In 1916 he enlisted with the , initially as a private in the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (number 43669) but rising to become Second Lieutenant in the 5th North Staffordshire Regiment. He was killed in action in France on 21 March 1918. The value of his effects was £1921 17s. 7d. His death was announced in the Express & Star on 1 April 1918. He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, as well as on that for the Queen Street Congregational Church.

 

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