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Regimental number36
Date of birth1 March 1892
Place of birthMurtoa, Victoria
SchoolMurtoa State School, Victoria
AddressMurtoa, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 5"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Crouch, Marma Street, Murtoa, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 February 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 26 September 1917
Discharge date4 July 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 37 Pte William John CROUCH, 3rd Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 20 December 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Melbourne, 6 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 20 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 24 November 1916.

Wounded in action, 7 June 1917 (gun shot wound, back, penetrating, severe); admitted to 30th General Hospital, Calais, 12 June 1917; transferred to England, 3 July 1917, and admitted to 3rd Southern General Hospital; transferred to No. 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 8 August 1917.; discharged on furlough, 17 September 1917, to report to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 31 September 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 26 September 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 21 November 1917; discharged (wounded), Melbourne, 4 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 April 1962
Age at death70
Place of burialMurtoa Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, CROUCH Ernest

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