|Place of birth||Tamworth, New South Wales|
|School||Boolaroo Public School, New South Wales|
|Address||Creek Road, Boolaroo, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Father, B Cressy, Creek Road, Boolaroo, New South Wales|
|Place of enlistment||Newcastle, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||1st Battalion, 13th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/18/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||4179A|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||54th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fromelles, France|
|Age at death||22.7|
|Age at death from cemetery records||22|
|Place of burial||Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No 11), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Brougham and Ann CRESSY, Creek Road, Boolaroo, New South Wales. Native of Tamworth|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 4163 Lance Corporal Edward Brougham CRESSY, 54th Bn, returned to Australia, 20 December 1918.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Allotted to and proceeded to 54th Bn, Zeitoun, 16 February 1916; joined 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.
Found guilty, Ferry Post, 13 April 1916, of using obscene language, 12 April 1916; admonished.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Killed in action, 19/20 July 1916.
On 9 August 1922, the Officer in Charge of Base Records wrote to Pte Cressy's father and noted: 'It is regretted no advice of the registration of the burial location of your son, the late No. 4179A. Private H. A. Cressy, 54th Battalion, has been received at this office to date and in view of the length of time that has elapsed since the report of his regrettable loss it must reluctantly be concluded that the Graves Services have not succeeded in locating it.'
Red Cross File No 830807: 'The above name appeared on German death list dated 4-11-16.'
'2 Identity disc received at Kit Store from Germany. Despatched to N/K. 24.1.17 and 20.6.17.'
Translation of German Death Voucher ... passed on to A.I.F. Hdqrs 21/10/19: "The Austr. Private Cressy H.A.C. No 4179 AI Meth. fell on 19/7/16 in the neighborhood of Fromelles.'
Red Cross File No 830807: 'The above name appeared on German death list dated 4.11.16.'
'Identity disc received at Kit Store from Germany. Despatched to N/K. 24.1.17. and 20.6.17.'
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalOriginally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 10), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CRESSY Henry Alfred
Red Cross File No 830807