|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Broken Hill New South Wales|
|Address||Silverton, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Margaret Crocker, Silverton, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||Australian Stationary Hospital 1, Reinforcement 8|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||26/70/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT RMS Morea on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Field Ambulance|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Work at Froissy on 23 August 1918.
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'During the attack on the FROISSY heights by 1st Australian Division on afternoon of 23rd August, 1918, Private CROCKER in company with Private SOUTHWELL is specially recommended for gallant conduct and devotion to duty. Casualties in the Battalion, whose wounded, these men were clearing, were heavy and the Regimental Aid Post was heavily shelled inflicting casualties amongst the bearers. Nevertheless, by the untiring efforts and utter disregard of danger of these men, the aid post was quickly cleared and the patients removed to a place of safety. Their gallantry inspired their comrades to increased efforts and won the admiration of all who saw them. Recommended by Major Hastings WILLIS A.A.M.C. No. 3 Australian Field Ambulance Stretcher Bearer during this operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalAlso served in World War II as 109317 Royal Australian Air Force.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||54|
|Place of burial||Minlaton Cemetery, South Australia|