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Regimental number52270
Date of birth4 January 1897
Place of birthWynyard, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTin miner
AddressSt Helens, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 5.5"
Weight113 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E J Cross, St Helens, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date11 March 1918
Place of enlistmentSt Marys, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1 to 3 (WA) and (TAS) Reinforcements (May-Oct 1918)
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMATA14 Euripides on 1 May 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2062 Pte Hubert CROSS, 40th Bn, returned to Australia, 12 December 1918; 2471 Pte Reuben CROSS, 26th Bn, died of wounds, 4 January 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Denison', 25 September 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 13 November 1919; discharged, Tasmania, 15 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CROSS Roy

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