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William Thomas CROFT

Regimental number3733
Place of birthWollongong New South Wales
SchoolSuperior Public School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressFirst Street, Wollongong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Maud Croft, First Street, Wollongong, New South Wales
Previous military serviceCitizen forces
Enlistment date5 June 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name53rd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 2 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 22 August 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Noted CROFT Wm Thomas NR
Place of death or woundingBray, Somme Sector, France
Age at death28.3
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialBray military Cemetery (Plot II, Row I, Grave No. 16), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Maud CROFT, 2 First Street, Wollongong, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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