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Regimental number3043
Place of birthJodja Creek New South Wales
SchoolBalgownie Public School, New South Wales
Other trainingNil
OccupationTram conductor
Address31 Crescent Street, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Crooks, 31 Crescent Street, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 13 October 1916
Place of death or woundingEstaires, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialEstaires Communal Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 11), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Christina CROOKS, 31 Crescent Street, Rozelle, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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