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Regimental number2542
Place of birthSolitary Island New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPelican Island, Macleay River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Richard William John Crossingham, Pelican Island, Macleay River, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Napier on 17 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 8 April 1918

FateDied of wounds 5 April 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death26.8
Place of burialPicquigny British Cemetery (Row E, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Amelia CROSSINGHAM, Pelican island, Macleay River, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2540 Pte William Arthur CROSSINGHAM, 33rd Bn, died of disease, 22 February 1917; 2539 Pte Leonard Sydney CROSSINGHAM, 33rd Bn, returned to Australia, 12 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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