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Willie Gordon CROSER

Regimental number2588
Place of birthMinlaton, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressMinlaton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 9"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFather, Edward Croser, Minlaton, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 February 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted, 10 February 1916 - 32nd Bn, 5th Reinforcement; taken on strength, 32nd Bn, 24 May 1916.
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFromelles, France
Age at death28
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 5), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
120
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on stength of 32nd Bn as a supernumerary to establishment, 24 May 1916; absorbed into strength, 27 May 1916.

Admitted to No 8 Field Ambulance, Moascar, 30 May 1916 (synovitis of knee); transferred to No 1 New Zealand Stationary Hospital, 31 May 1916; to No 24 Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 1 June 1916; reported severely sick, 2 June 1916; discharged and rejoined unit, 7 June 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 19 July 1916.

Killed in action, 19 July 1916

Note on Red Cross File No 840107: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills, 10.10.19.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CROSER Willie Gordon
Red Cross file 840107

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