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Rupert Henry CRESPIN

Regimental number34053
Place of birthKew Victoria
SchoolMansfield Agricultural High School and Wesley College, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStudent
AddressStudley Park Road, Kew, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, George Crespin, 67 Studley Park Road, Kew, Victoria
Enlistment date17 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, March 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 5 April 1918
Place of death or woundingFrechescourt
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialFrenchencourt Communal Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 11), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
16
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Godwin and Eliza CRESPIN. Native of Kew, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: Major Gideon Jervic CRESPIN, 5th Division Artillery, returned to Australia, 1 November 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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