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Gordon CROCKER

Regimental number83
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolGranville College, Ballarat, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAccountant
AddressErrard Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, George Crocker, Sturt Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name8th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 24 August 1914; taken on strength 8th Battalion 25 August 1914; Sgt 6 May 1915; mortally wounded 28 July 1915.
FateDied of wounds 28 July 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death28 July 1915
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialBeach Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 2), Anzac, Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
52
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated (memorial plaque) in St Peter's Anglican Church, Ballarat, Victoria, and on Roll of Honour.. Parents: George and Clara CROCKER, Ballarat, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 368 Sergeant Frederick Eustace CROCKER, 17th Bn, killed in action, 3 May 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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