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Sydney James CROZIER

Regimental number759
Place of birthWagga Wagga, New South Wales
SchoolState School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
Addressc/- Thomas Crozier, Culcairn, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 5.5"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas Crozier, Culcairn, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 January 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 29 March 1918
Place of death or woundingAmman
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Basra Memorial, Iraq
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Moora South School Roll of Honor.~Parents: Thomas and Hannah CROZIER, Culcairn, New South Wales.
Family/military connectionsBrother: 930 Pte Richard Walter CROZIER, 6th Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 4 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 6th Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 2 October 1915; sick to hospital, 1 December 1915 (jaundice); admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 5 December 1915; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 10 December 1915; to Overseas Base, Cairo, 28 December 1915; proceeded to rejoin unit, 30 December 1915.

Marched out to Serapeum, 23 February 1916.

Injured whilst on Military duty when kicked by horse, 19 February 1917 (inflammation of connective tissues, leg); admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 26 February 1917; discharged, 30 March 1917; taken on strength, 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 31 March 1917.

Transferred to 6th Light Horse Regiment, Moascar, 1 July 1917; rejoined unit, 2 July 1917.

Reported missing, 28 March 1918.

Subsequently reported died of wounds while prisoner of war in Turkey, 29 March 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CROZIER Sydney James

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