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William CROSS

Regimental number9887
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, Peakhurst, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMachinist
AddressScotts Avenue, Mortdale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, W Cross, Scotts Avenue, Mortdale, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 17 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of disease 9 April 1917
Place of death or woundingDernancourt
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VI, Row E, Grave No. 40), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
11
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mary CROSS, Scotts Avenue, Mortdale, New South Wales. Native of New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 9888 Driver Ernest James CROSS, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 12 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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