Elizabeth Cecile Craik
Elizabeth Craik was born in 1921 in Canada to Sarah Ethel Welsh, age 32, and Gerald Laurence Craik, age 25. She had two brothers Ronald and Paul. In Rye her family lived at 9 Charlotte Street and were members of the Church of the Resurrection Elizabeth was a Rye High School graduate class of 1939 where she was active in a variety of clubs. Elizabeth enlisted and served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II.
Elizabeth Craik Joins Canadians
Miss Elizabeth Craik, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Laurence Craik of Charlotte Street, has been accepted for service with the Royal Canadian Air Force, Womens Division. She leaves for Ottawa to begin her training on August 25.
Friday, August 20, 1943 THE RYE CHRONICLE PAGE Five
Elizabeth Craik, Air Woman I of the Royal Canadian Air Force,
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Craik of Charlotte Street, has been home on a five-day leave from Mont Joli, Quebec. Cadet Ronald Craik is at San Antonio, Texas, at the Cadet Center there.
Friday, January 7, 1944 THE RYE CHRONICLE PAGE Seven
After the war, Elizabeth worked with the Queen's Dress Designer' in London. She married Raphael Kelly in 1956.
Unfortunately we could not find any further information on this veteran.
Gerald L. Craik The funeral of Gerald Laur ence Craik of Meach Lake Road, Old Chelsea, Que., took place this afternoon at St Stephen's Church, Old Chelsea. . Mr. Craik. died on Friday at his residence, Rockhaven. ' A native of London, England, Mr. Craik came permanently to Canada in 1949. He served in the First World War for four years with the Canadian Infantry. Mr. Craik worked with the George A. McDermitt Co., Newspaper Advertising representatives, New York City, N.Y., as a statistician and selling advertising space. ' In 1920 Mr. Craik married Ethel Welsh of Edmonton, Alta., who survives. Besides his wife, Mr. Craik leaves one-daughter, Elizabeth of New York, . formerly with the Queen's Dress Designer' in London; two sons, Ronald of Phoenix, Arizona, and Paul of San Francisco; one brother, Ronald of Chicago; three sisters, Mrs. Marjorie Spencer-Smith of East Bourne, England, Miss Vera Craik and Mrs. Cecile Davies, both of London, England. Interment was In the parish cemetery of St Stephen's Church, Old Chelsea.