Cranfield, Walter Thomas (1874-1946)


Walter was born on 14 October 1874 at Lambeth, Surrey, to parents Walter Cranfield, a carpenter, and Mary Ann Chandler.

Before entering the ministry Walter worked as a clerk (1891). After leaving the ministry he became a journalist. he was a Canadian War correspondent during WW2. At the time of his death he was the London correspondent of the Toronto Evening Telegram.

He married Ellen Amelia Flanagan (abt1873-1961) in the summer of 1901 at Southwark, London. Ellen was a daughter of Rev. James Flanagan. Census returns identify three children.

  • Elsie Ellen (1902-1986) – married Douglas Riley Pearson in 1927
  • Denis (b1903)
  • Audrey (b1904)

He married Clotilide L. Du-Bois (b abt1899) in late 1928 in London.

Walter died on 11 November 1946 in the Hammersmith Registration District, London. He was cremated at Golders Green.


  • 1897 Plymouth
  • 1900 Surrey Chapel
  • 1901 Clay Cross
  • 1904 Upton Park
  • 1905 ceased


W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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