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William Rey Elwin CROUCHER

Regimental number3272
Place of birthLeichhardt New South Wales
SchoolHurstville, New South Wales
ReligionCongregational
OccupationPacker
Address4 Quarry Street, Tempe, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E S Croucher, Elsmore, Quarry Street, Tempe, New South Wales
Previous military service38 Battalion, Citizen Forces
Enlistment date23 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 7), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
157
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Ellinor CROUCHER, Myall Street, Merrylands, New South Wales. Native of Leichhardt

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