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Horace Alexander CROSS

Regimental number1892
Date of birth2 March 1893
Place of birthCootamuandra, New South Wales
Place of birthCootamundra, New South Wales
SchoolCootamundra Roman Catholic School
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBaker's improver
AddressCootamundra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Weston, Murray Street, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 23 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 20 December 1916
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialHeily Station Cemetery (Plot VI, Row F, Grave No. 16), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
162
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Ellen CROSS, 7 Fernbank Street, Marrickville, New South Wales. Native of Cootamundra, New South Wales
Other detailsSecond son of John (1863 - 1907) and Ellen Cross nee Flanagan (1872 - 1949). Brother to Leslie Laurance Cross, Private 2/2 Battalion AIF born 27 August 1904 - Killed in action, New Guinea on 5 November 1942 and Archie John Cross, Private 2/12 Battalion AIF born 20 April 1908 - died 12 February 1954.

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