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Randolph William CRESWELL

Place of birthLargs Bay South Australia
OccupationMining engineer
AddressHarold Place, Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Creswell, Harold Place, Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name29th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', fourth Supplement, No. 29763 (22 September 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184 (14 December 1916).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30480 (16 January 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 72 (2 September 1920).

FateKilled in Action 6 November 1917
Place of burialBeersheba War Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 46), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Rear Admiral Williaim, K.C.M.G., K.B.E. and Adelaide Elizabeth, O.B.E., Largs Bay and of Ferndale, Silvan, Victoria. Native of Largs Bay, South Australia

Order of the White Eagle - 5th Class (with swords) (Serbia)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2nd Lt Edmund Lindesay Gordon CRESWELL, 2nd Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 3 July 1917.

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