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Albert Edward CROSSING

Regimental number17959
Place of birthSilverton, New South Wales
ReligionBaptist
OccupationElectrician
AddressMosman, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ethel Hannah Crossing, 39 Raglan Street, Mosman, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st and 2nd Field Troops
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 9 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Squadron Australian Flying Corps
FateReturned to Australia 4 March 1919
Discharge date21 May 1919
Other details

Previously rejected for military service on account of deficient eyesight.

War service: Middle East

Embarked from Sydney, 9 May 1917; disembarked Suez, 20 June 1917. Attached to 67th Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, for trade testing, 25-27 July 1917. Taken on strength, 67th Squadron, AFC, as 2nd Air Mechanic, 7 August 1917; transferred to and taken on strength of 1st Squadron, AFC, 13 March 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Sydney', 5 March 1919; arrived in Melbourne, 11 April 1919; discharged, 21 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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