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William CROSBY

Regimental number3076
Place of birthBendigo Victoria
Other trainingNil
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShearer
AddressGeraldton, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation44
Next of kinFriend, Thomas Jenkins, Existing Lines Office, Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceEnlisted 31 August 1915 and posted to 28 Battalon 7th Reinforcement; taken on strength 4 Pioneer Battalion 16 April 1916; mortally wounded 3 August 1916; buried Puchevillers, British Military Cemetery, Plot 2 Row C.
Enlistment date6 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 18 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
FateDied of wounds 3 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death from cemetery records45
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 57), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
174
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Native of Bendigo, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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