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Frederick Stanley CROKER

Date of birth20 November 1889
Place of birthBairnsdale, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationElectrical engineer
AddressHeidelberg, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Croker, Martin Street, Heidelberg, Victoria
Enlistment date15 December 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 February 1917
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name5th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/17/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Engineers
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Promotion date: 15 December 1916

Lieutenant


Promotion date: 14 January 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Work at Feuilleres near Peronne on 29 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 1 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Under heavy fire he repaired a bridge which was urgently required for the advance of artillery and horse transport during an attack, and, though wounded, he remained at work until the bridge was completed. He showed splendid determination and resource.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Taken on strength, 5th Field Company Engineers, 15 October 1917.

Wounded in action (remained at duty), 29 August 1918.

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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