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David CRAWFORD

Regimental number231
Place of birthHigh Camp, Kilmore, Victoria
SchoolHigh Camp State School, Victoria
ReligionProtestant
OccupationMotor mechanic
Address26 Anderson Street, Yarraville, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 9.75"
Weight175 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Hannah Mabel Crawford, 22 Richardson Street, Essendon, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Bethunes Mounted Infantry during Boer War as a Sergeant. Mentioned in despatches.
Enlistment date21 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 23 June 1915
Place of death or woundingWalker's Ridge,Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death40
Age at death from cemetery records40
Place of burialAri Burnu Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 1), Anzac, Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
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Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Jane CRAWFORD; husband of H. Mabel CRAWFORD, Collins Street, Traralgon, Victoria
Family/military connectionsNephews: 318 Pte Charles Cecil MERRITT, 3rd Machine Gun Squadron, died of wounds, 1 November 1917; 319 Pte Frank Leslie MERRITT, 8th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 11 April 1916; 28370 Gunner Roy Vernon MERRITT, 14th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 25 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 May 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 23 June 1915 (hit by shell); buried, 23 June 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CRAWFORD David

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