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Benjamin CROSBY

Regimental number418
Place of birthChipping Warden, Wiltshire, England
Other trainingKing Royal Rifles
ReligionChurch of England
Address37 Hamburg Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinBrother, John Crosby, 37 Hamburg Street, Richmond, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 July 1916
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Age at death40
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialLa Plus Douve Farm Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 2), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Sarah CROSBY. Native of England
Family/military connectionsBrother: 417 Pte Alfred CROSBYT, 6th Bn, returned to Australia, 24 August 1918.

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