Memorial: M5536

Memorial at Dereham Cemetery, Dereham, Norfolk commemorating John Craske, 1943

Location

Dereham Cemetery, Dereham, Norfolk

Transcript

’TO THE GLORY OF GOD JOHN CRASKE / ENTERED INTO REST AUGUST 26TH 1943’ / ‘RESTING'

Details

Description: Mosaic of white whale created from white chippings within a background of grey chippings

People

Craske, John
Age: 62
Date of Death: 26/8/1943
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman & Artist
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Notes: Craske was born in Sheringham, Norfolk in 1881. He began deep-sea fishing with his father and brothers at the age of 14 years. In 1917, Craske was conscripted into the army but was invalided out with influenza. His doctor prescribed sea air and embroidery. Craske created numerous paintings and embroideries, including a large scale embroidery of the Dunkirk landing, now in the Norwich Castle Museum. Other works by Craske are in the Sheringham Museum, Norfolk.

His grave was restored by the artist’s great nephew, Trevor Craske and his wife Liz in 2020