|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Kiewa, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Dederang via Yackandandah, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Alice Elizabeth Croucher, Dederang via Yackandandah, Victoria|
|Previous military service||16th Light Horse Trainee|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Bright, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||8th Light Horse Regiment, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/13/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||8th Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Age at death||23|
|Age at death from cemetery records||22|
|Place of burial||At Sea|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 6), Gallipoli, Turkey
The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.
The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.
The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Henry Joseph and Alice Elizabeth CROUCHER|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 2890 Pte Neil Renfred CROUCHER, 45th Bn, died of wounds, 13 June 1917. Another brother, Alick, enlisted but did not embark.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Taken on strength, 8th Light Horse Regiment, 4 June 1915.
Wounded in action, 19 June 1915; admitted to New Zealand Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 19 June 1915; died of wounds on board HS 'Gascon', 20 June 1915 (gun shot wound, abdomen); buried at sea, 3 miles off Gaba Tepe, 20 June 1915.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal1914-15 Star marked returned, 10 May 1923
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CROUCHER Harold
McQuilton, John., Rural Australia and the Great War: From Tarrawingee to Tangambalanga, MUP, 2001.