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Alexander CROAL

Regimental number1815
Place of birthParish Rattray, Blaigowrie, County Perth, Scotland
SchoolCamdenville Superior Public School, Newtown, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCompositor
AddressLeonara, 61 Corunna Road, Stanmore, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 9.75"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Croal, Leonara, 61 Corunna Road, Stanmore, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServedfor 3.5 years in the New South Wales Scottish Rifles; resigned.
Enlistment date14 May 1915
Place of enlistmentLivrerpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 19 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 January 1916
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death14 July 1916
Age at death38
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Rookwood, Sydney, New South Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
88
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Mrs Margaret CROAL, 61 Corunna Road, Stanmore, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 August 1915.

Admitted to HS 'Caledonia', Gallipoli, 17 December 1915 (disordered action of the heart); transferred to Mudros, 18 December 1915; to 24th Casualty Clearing Station, 21 December 1915; to HS 'Asturian', 11 January 1916 (tuberculosis of the lung), and admitted to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 14 January 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Kanowna', 28 January 1916 (pulmonary tuberculosis); disembarked Melbourne, 10 March 1916.

Died, No 4 Australian General Hospital, Randwick, Sydney, 14 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CROAL Alexander

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