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Robert McCRORY

Regimental number3323
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
SchoolSheffield State School, Tasmania
OccupationStorekeeper's assistant
AddressSheffield, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 6"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Jane McCrory, Sheffield, Tasmania
Previous military serviceMember of the Minapre Rifle Club (8 months); Launceston Rifle Club (12 months).
Enlistment date11 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 13 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 11 August 1918
Age at death34
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialFouquescourt British Cemetery (Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary Jane MCCRORY, 22 Selbourne Street, Auburn, Victoria. Native of Launceston, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 27053 Driver Leonard James McCRORY, 13th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 23 June 1919; 6843 Pte Vernon Alfred McCRORY, 12th Bn, returned to Australia, 12 May 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 12Bn, , Railhead, 1 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 5 April 1916.

Marched into 3rd Training Bn, England, 10 March 1917.

Marched out to 1st Training Bn, Sutton Veny, 7 November 1917.

Admitted to Isolation Hospital, Sutton Veny, 21 February 1918 (scabies); discharged from hospital, 28 February 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 19 March 1918; taken on strength, 12th Bn, in the field, 26 March 1918.

Killed in action, 11 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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