Regimental number1259
Place of birthColac, Victoria
OccupationHorse breaker
AddressElliminyt via Colac, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 5.25"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Crough, Elliminyt via Colac, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 9 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 29 April 1919
Discharge date3 August 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1125 Pte Kenneth CROUGH [CRAUGH on Embarkation Roll], 58th Bn, returned to Australia, 9 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Taken on strength, 8th Bn, Mudros, 18 December 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 27 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Admitted to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 6 March 1916 (dental); discharged to duty, 8 March 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, El Arish, 31 December 1916 (sore on penis), and transferred to Anzac Rec. Station; admitted to New Zealand field Ambulance, 2 January 1917 (gonorrhoea); transferred to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Mahamdiya, 3 January 1917; discharged to Base, 17 January 1917; admitted to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 17 January 1917 (soft chancre); transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 19 January 1917; discharged (cured) to Moascar Camp, Ismailia, 10 March 1917.

Transferred to 8th Light Horse Regiment, 9 May 1917.

Detached to Port Said Rest Camp, 9 January 1918; rejoined unit, 19 January 1918.

Attached to 35rd Light Horse Brigade Headquarters, 9 July 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 14 July 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Port Said on board HT 'Dorset', 29 April 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 3 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 September 1931
Place of burialColac Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, CROUGH Joseph