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Regimental number124
Place of birthLiverpool, Lancashire, England
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Mrs McGuire, McIlwraith Street, Townsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7"
Weight153 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Crosby, 41 Wilton Road,Garsten, Liverpool, England
Previous military serviceServed for 6 weeks in 2nd Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date17 September 1914
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentBugler
Unit name15th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollBU
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1915
Discharge date22 March 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, 19 May 1915 (gun shot wound, perforating abdomen; laceration glass, penis, right arm, groin and left leg); admitted to Valetta Hospital, Malta, 24 May 1915; transferred to 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester, England, 28 June 1916; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield (date not recorded); discharged on furlough, 17 September 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Suevic', 8 October 1915; discharged, Brisbane, 22 March 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death2 December 1939
Age at death47
Place of burialBotany Crematorium, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, CROSBY David

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