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Victor CROSS

Regimental number3790
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrocer's assistant
AddressMaryvale Street, Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Louisa Eliza Ann Cross, 'Carlemon', Ourimbah Road, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT Wandilla on 31 January 1916
Medals

Military Medal

'This Non Commissioned Officer displayed great courage and coolness under fire, and organised parties to build barricades, and led bombing parties. He was subsequently wounded. The work performed by him assisted greatly towards holding the position during the operations from 4th to 6th April, 1917, after the capture of NOREUIL.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 February 1952
Place of burialGympie Cemetery

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