|Place of birth||Biggar-Zauarkohire, Scotland|
|School||Hindmarsh, South Australia|
|Address||Robert Street, Hindmarsh, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||32|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Christina Rea Crawford, Robert Street, Hindmarsh, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Keswick, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on
|The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Pozieres, Somme Sector, France|
|Age at death||33|
|Age at death from cemetery records||30|
|Place of burial||Pheasant Wood Military Cemetery, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Originally listed as 'No known grave'; listed on V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France. Parents: John and Christina CRAWFORD. Native of Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Adelaide, 18 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Posted missing, 20 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 12 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.
Note on Red Cross File No 830508: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills, 10.10.19.'
Statement, 64 Pte CASLEY, 32nd Bn (patient, 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, England), 24 March 1917: 'I remember seeing L/Cpl. Crawfordbetween the lines and about 30 yards from German trenches about 6 or 7 o'clock in the evening. He was wounded in the leg. A. Coy. were on extreme left of the charge which was approximately oppostie York Avenue and Allar Farm trenches.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CRAWFORD John Alexander
Red Cross file 830508