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Edward CROWE

Regimental number1699
Place of birthPort Adelaide South Australia
SchoolMarist Brothers Catholic College, Port Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressQueenstown, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Gertrude Crowe, Victoria Street, Queenstown, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Navy in New Guinea
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 11 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateDied of wounds 11 October 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death30.3
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialYpres Reservoir Cemetery (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 16), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Mary CROWE, Victoria Street, Queenstown, South Australia. Native of Port Adelaide, South Australia

Military Medal

'Is brought under notice in respect of a report received from the O/C 4th Australian Divisional Pack Transport Troop in the following terms: "I wish to brig to your notice the gallant conduct of the undermentioned man of your Battalion ad recommend that he be awarded a Military Medial in an immediate Award List. This man in a pack mule convoy which came under shell fire, showed great courage and coolness. He collected animals which had broken loose and were in danger of running into the line of fire of our own 18 pounder guns, during a counter attack on the evening of the 26th September, 1917. He made four trips forward with water carrying mules on that night.'"
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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