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Arthur Albert CROZIER

Regimental number1012
Place of birthTeven New South Wales
OccupationDairy farmer
AddressAvondale Avenue, Ipswich Road, South Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinJohn Crozier, Avondale Avenue, Ipswich Road, South Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date21 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Corporal
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 12 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Immediate)

Letter/List 16 November 1921
Recommendation date: 19 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'On the morning of 13th May, 1918, while the 49th A.F.A. Battery was in action south of BONNAY, the position was included in a heavy bombardment of H.E. and Gas Shell. A shell struck a tree above one of the guns, burst and set fire to the camouflage. These men [CROZIER and 732 T. ALLEN] immediately left their dug out, and by carrying water from a neighbouring pool, and pulling down the camouflage, extinguished the fire. Whilst doing this , both were subjected to considerable danger from shells, gas, and the fire, one of the men having his gas mask, which it was necessary to wear, burnt while on his face. Their untiring efforts succeeded in saving their gun and a large quantity of ammunition, and the action of these men in setting such a splendid example and their devotion to duty are deserving of special recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Date of death26 January 1979

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