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John CROSSINGHAM

Regimental number2581
SchoolAnnandale Public School, NSW
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTinsmith
Address18 Trafalgar Street, Annandale, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinWife, Mrs L Crossingham, 18 Trafalgar Street, Annandale, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 31st Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date23 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 14 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 48), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
39
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Emily CROSSINGHAM; husband of Lillian CROSSINGHAM, 28 Paling Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales. Native of Launceston, Tasmania

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