Armistice Day Memorial to Soldiers from Berrien County, GA Killed During WWI » Benjamin Franklin McCranie ~ WWI ~ Berrien County, GA

Adel, Ga.

Private McCranie entered service July 16, 1918. Was attached to 7th Company, Coast Artillery Corps, Replacement Draft, Ft. Screven, Ga. Embarked for over-sea service in September, 1918, sailing on the ill-fated transport “Otranto,” which was sunk off the Scottish Coast in a collision October 6, 1918. Private McCranie was one of the soldiers drowned.

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