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Patrick CROSSE

Regimental number4113
Place of birthTipperary, Ireland
SchoolNational School, Tipperary, Ireland
Other trainingSchool teacher
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPainter
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 6"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Crosse, Zetland Avenue, Newstead, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 September 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 28 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 November 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialWarlencourt British Cemetery (Plot II, Row J, Grave No. 30), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
107
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Michael and Mary CROSSE, Corner of William Street and Merton Road, South Brisbane. Native of Tipperary, Ireland
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2401 Pte John Joseph CROSSE, 49th Bn, returned to Australia, 19 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Brisbane, 28 March 1916; no disembarkation details.

Admitted to Government Hospital, Suez, Egypt, 4 May 1916 (not yet diagnosed); transferred to Detention Barracks, Abbassia, 8 May 1916.

Admitted to 1st Dermatological Hospital, 8 May 1916 (venereal disease: total period of treament, 24 days; discharged to D.Q. Details, 2 June 1916.

Transferred to 7th Training Bn and proceeded overseas to Rollestone, England, 29 June 1916; proceeded overseas to France, 5 September 1916; marched in to 2nd Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, France, 6 September 1916; proceeded to join unit, 19 September 1916; taken on strength of unit, 20 September 1916.

Killed in action, France, 5 November 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CROSSE Patrick

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