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Francis Leslie CROFT

Regimental number3546
Place of birthBulli New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFireman
Address77 Camden Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs S Croft, 77 Camden Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 12 October 1916

FateReturned to Australia
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He mad a gallant attempt to rescue a wounded officer. Later, he displayed great courage and determination in maintaining communication, and laying wires under intense fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

Date of death18 December 1918

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