Arthur John Thomas Creagh

Brief Life History of Arthur John Thomas

When Arthur John Thomas Creagh was born in 1894, in Copeland, New South Wales, Australia, his father, Thomas Miller Creagh, was 25 and his mother, Amy Harriet Britton, was 21. He married Ilene May Alder in 1919, in Stroud, New South Wales, Australia. He died on 28 April 1966, in Gloucester, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 72.

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Arthur John Thomas Creagh
1894–1966
Ilene May Alder
1896–
Marriage: 1919

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  • Birth Index
  • Arthur John Creagh, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Death Index

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World Events (8)

1901

First Federal election.

1901

The Australian flag flown for the first time.

1914

August: Australia becomes involved in World War One as Britain is preparing to declare war on Germany.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Craobhach, Ó Craobhaigh ‘descendant of Craobhach’, a byname meaning ‘curly(-headed)’ or ‘prolific’ (from craobh ‘branch, bough’); see Cray 1. This is an epithet of the O'Neills of Clare, one of whose ancestors is said to have carried a green branch into battle.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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