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David Robert CROOKS

Regimental number567
Date of birth19 August 1893
Place of birthMaryborough, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address44 Hannan Street, Williamstown, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.4
Height5' 5.25"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFather, David Crooks, Victoria Street, Carisbrook, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentFootscray, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Brigade Headquarters

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF7
Promotion date: 3 September 1915


Unit: INF7
Promotion date: 12 March 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 28 May 1920
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialMaryborough Cemetery, Victoria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial

Member of the Order of the British Empire

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Bremen', 28 May 1920; disembarked, Melbourne, 21 July 1920; appointment terminated (discharged: demobilisation), Melbourne, 11 October 1920.

Medals: Member of the Order of the British Empire, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CROOKS David Robert

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