|Place of birth||Laidley, Queensland|
|School||Townson State School, Queensland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Townson via Laidley, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Mary Jane Crosby, Townson via Laidley, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||42nd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/59/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Driver|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||4th Machine Gun Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Died of pneumonia, York Military Hospital|
|Fate||Died of disease
|Age at death||27|
|Place of burial||Alne (St. Mary) Churchyard (at West End), Yorkshire|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria, Egypt, 12 July 1916; disembarked Southampton, England, 23 July 1916.
Marched into 11th Training Bn, Larkhill, 7 August 1916.
Marched out to Machine Gun Training Depot, Parkhouse, 10 August 1916.
Marched out to Grantham, 21 August 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 14 November 1916.
Taken on strength of 4th Machine Gun Company, 26 November 1916, and appointed Driver.
On leave to United Kingdom, 30 September 1918.
Admitted to York Hospital, 14 October 1918.
Died, York Hospital, 15 October 1918 (influenza, and pneumonia).
Buried St Mary's Churchyard, 19 October 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CROSBY Robert Henry Allen|