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Russell Donald CRAPP

Regimental number18443
Place of birthUralla New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
Address'Strathallen', Ormroo Street, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Crapp, 'Strathallen', Ormroo Street, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service26th Infantry
Enlistment date25 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 7, Battery 25
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On August 29th, 1918, at SUZANNE, this Non Commissioned Officer who was in charge of the 25th Battery Signallers, received orders to lay a line to the Battery O.P. He personally laid this line and maintained it, although subjected the whole time to heavy hostile shell fire. Sergeant CRAPP showed great coolness and a disregard for personal safety, thereby setting a splendid example to the men under his control.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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