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William John CROUCH

Regimental number37
Place of birthMurtoa, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCarpenter
AddressMurtoa, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26.2
Height5' 4"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Crouch, Marma Street, Murtoa, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 July 1915
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 20 December 1918
Discharge date9 March 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 36 Pte Ernest CROUCH, 3rd Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 26 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

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

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 November 1916. On leave to England, 3-21 March 1918.

Wounded in action, 29 September 1918 (gun shot wound, right thigh), and admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance. Transferred to No. 2 General Hospital, Havre, 2 October 1918; transferred to England, 5 October 1918; admitted to 2nd Southern General Hospital, Bristol, 6 October 1918. Transferred to No. 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 11 November 1918. Granted furlough, 13 November 1918, to report to No. 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 27 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orontes', 20 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 30 January 1919; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, right thigh), Melbourne, 9 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 April 1971
SourcesNAA: B2455, CROUCH William John

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