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Regimental number2139
Date of birth23 August 1883
Place of birthCairns, Queensland
SchoolWrights Creek School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGordonvale, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinFather, Edwin Crossland, Gordonvale, Queensland
Enlistment date18 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateDied whilst a Prisoner of War 22 July 1918
Age at death35
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialValenciennes Communal Cemetery (Plot V, Row D, Grave No. 12), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edwin and Sarah CROSSLAND (nee JACKSON)
Other details

War service: Western Front

Taken Prisoner of War, 5 April 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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