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Peter George CRUSE

Regimental number280
Place of birthGymbowen, Victoria
SchoolGymbowen, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address1st Avenue, St. Peters, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 9.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Mr Leslie Cruse, 1st Avenue, St. Peters, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 22 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of disease 15 August 1915
Age at death20.5
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialAddolorata Cemetery (Block E, Plot EA, Row A, Grave No. 660), Europe
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Peter and Sarah CRUSE, Gymbowen, Victoria, Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Admitted to hospital, 15 March 1915 (syphilis).

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915.

Admitted to 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance (date unknown) (entro colitis); rejoined unit, 18 July 1915.

Disembarked Malta, 31 July 1915; reported dangerously ill, Malta, 7 August 1915; died of disease, 15 August 1915 (peritonitis); buried, 16 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

1914-15 Star and British War Medal marked returned, 10 May 1923
SourcesNAA: B2455, CRUSE Peter George

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