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Regimental number12706
Place of birthMoonta South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk, South Australian Railways
AddressCoburg Road, Alberton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Crichton, Coburg Road, Alberton, South Australia
Enlistment date18 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 31 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Division Headquarters
FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'During the period 25th February to 16th September, 1918, Staff Sergeant CRICHTON served as a Clerk in the General Staff Office of this Division, and has carried out his duties in a most satisfactory and painstaking manner. He is possessed of considerable ability and energy, and is most enthusiastic in his work. He has done very valuable work during the recent operations on the SOMME.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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