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Regimental number6309
Place of birthRiga, Latvia, Russia
AddressGeraldton, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 4.75"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Max Cromer, 45 Apsley Place, Glasgow, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 October 1916
Place of enlistmentGeraldton, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Discharge date1 April 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 23 December 1916.

Found guilty, on board HMAT 'Berrima', 16 February 1917, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline, unlawfully in possession of a great coat: awarded 168 hours' detention; total fine: £1.15.0.

Disembarked Devonport, England, 16 February 1917.

Marched in to 7th Training Bn, Rollestone, 18 March 1917.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Fargo, 10 March 1917 (pyrexia unknown origin); discharged to Depot and marched in to 7th Training Bn, 24 March 1917.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Fargo, 23 April 1917 (influenza); discharged to Depot, 3 May 1917.

Found guilty, 4 May 1917, of being absent without leave from midnight, 9 April 1917, to 10 pm, 22 April 1917: admonished and forfeited 13 days' pay.

Discharged from the AIF, 1 April 1920, on account of illegal absence, 12 May 1917 to 1 April 1920.

All medal entitlements forfeited on account of desertion.

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