|Place of birth||Cranburne Victoria|
|School||Clyde State School No 118, Victoria|
|Address||High Street, Frankston, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||30|
|Next of kin||Father, Mr J Croskell, High Street, Frankston, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||8th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/25/5|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||5th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Valuable services in organising carrying parties and leading them under fire. (East of Ypres on 20 September 1917).
Bar to Military Medal
Work at St.Martin's Wood on 23 August 1918.
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Listed on Clyde North State School No 118 Roll of Honor (now in Cranbourne RSL, Victoria).|
'During the operations east of YPRES on 20th September 1917, Sgt. CROSKELL was in charge of a carrying party of twenty attached to the 2nd A.L.T.M. Bty., and whose duty it was to carry forward Stokes shells and charges. He arrived with his first party at the same time as the guns and immediately reorganised his party which had suffered casualties, and returned to CLAPHAN JUNCTION for a further supply of ammunition, continuing his trips to the dump until his party had been reduced to a strength of three.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Bar to Military Medal
'During the attack on ST. MARTIN'S WOOD near FOUCAUCOURT on the morning of the 23rd August, 1918, Sergeant CROSKELL showed great initiative and bravery in gathering small parties of men and clearing enemy posts and dug-outs. When the C.S.M. was wounded Sergeant CROSKELL took over the duties and proved of utmost assistance to his Company Commander in re-organising and consolidating. During the exeptionally heavy gas attack lasting five hours he repeatedly moved up and down the line encouraging the men by his coolness and through his efforts not one man was evacuated suffering with gas.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
War service: Western FrontMedals: Military Medal & Bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal