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Robert Henry Allen CROSBY

Regimental number1630
Place of birthLaidley, Queensland
SchoolTownson State School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressTownson via Laidley, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 10"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Jane Crosby, Townson via Laidley, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 January 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of pneumonia, York Military Hospital
FateDied of disease 15 October 1918
Age at death27
Place of burialAlne (St. Mary) Churchyard (at West End), Yorkshire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
176
Other details

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
SourcesNAA: B2455, CROSBY Robert Henry Allen

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