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Regimental number5703
Place of birthGoodwood, South Australia
SchoolGoodwood Public School, South Australia
OccupationTelegraph linesman
AddressMusgrove Street, Goodwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Cronin, Musgrove Street, Goodwood, South Australia
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name3rd Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 24 February 1918
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialTrois-Abres Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 37), Steenwerck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Goodwood Public School Roll of Honor. Photo: Peter Dennis. Parents: John and Mary CRONIN, 3 Musgrave Street, Goodwood, South Australia

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He performed valuable work in assisting to evacuate wounded under fire. This work was greatly facilitated by his example and courage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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