Horace Allen CRAWFORD

Regimental number2017
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor mechanic
AddressLytton Road, East Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 2"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E M Crawford, 65 Lennox Street, Richmond, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 6 months, Home Service, Melbourne: discharged, medically unfit.
Enlistment date27 December 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company June 1917, General Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Indarra on 26 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Australian Motor Transport Company
FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919
Discharge date12 September 1919
Other details

Embarked Melbourne, 26 November 1917; disembarked Suez, 27 December 1917; embarked Port Said, 9 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 20 January 1918; entrained to France; embarked Cherbourg, 24 January 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 2 February 1918, and marched in to 15th Training Bn, Codford.

Transferred to 47th Bn, 5 February 1918.

Transferred to Machine Gun Details, Grantham, 10 April 1918.

Admitted to Grantham Military Hospital, 21 June 1918 (not yet diagnosed); discharged, 26 July 1918.

Found guilty, 29 July 1918, of being absent without leave from midnight, 11 June, to 2 pm, 19 June 1918: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited a total of 15 days' pay.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 17 September 1918 (syphilis); discharged to No 2 Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, 19 September 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 3 days.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 December 1918; taken on strength, 3rd Machine Gun Bn, in the field, 7 December 1918.

Transferred to 5th Australian Motor Transport Company, 21 January 1919.

Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, 6 February 1919 (diarrhoea); transferred to England, 3 March 1919 (bronchitis: severe), and admitted to King George Hospital, Stamford Street, London, 6 March 1919; discharged on furlough, 13 March 1919, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 27 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Themistocles', 12 June 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 3 August 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 12 September 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CRAWFORD Horace Allen