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Charles William CROFT

Regimental number1162
Date of birth--/08/1888
Place of birthPrahran Victoria
Address601 Dana Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Charles George Croft, 47 George Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Enlistment date15 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentBombardier
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Ammunition Column

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: ART Div 1
Promotion date: 16 September 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 14 November 1915


Recommendation date: 30 November 1915

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 9 June 1916

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 14 January 1918

FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. While the battery was in action one of the gun pits was set on fire by an enemy shell. In spite of an intense bombardment, he entered the pit, assisted to extinguish the flames, and carried a wounded man to safety. He then returned and assisted in the search for two missing men. He showed splendid courage and resource.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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

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