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Keith Raymond CREWES

Regimental number537
Date of birth--/03/1895
Place of birthBurrd South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressKoringa, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Crewes, Koringa, South Australia
Enlistment date15 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name27th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 27th Battalion
Promotion date: 7 April 1917

Lieutenant


Unit: 27th Battalion
Promotion date: 14 October 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


For conspicuous gallantry in charge of three new posts in the Hindenburg Line, when he brought fire to bear over his left flank and rear, thus preventing his posts from being out-flanked.
Recommendation date: 13 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Whilst in charge of three posts, he was isolated and in danger of being out-flanked during an enemy counter attack. He displayed great gallantry in holding on until the position was cleared up, with all his men killed or wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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