|Place of birth||Derby Tasmania|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, Mr J Crothers, Winnaleah, Tasmania|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||12th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/29/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||12th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Work at Lihons on 11 August 1918.
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'During the attack on LIHONS on August 11th 1918 Private CROTHERS as Company runner rendered invaluable service in carrying messages. Throughout the operation he frequently had to pass through extremely heavy fire. On two occasions he noticed that there was a shortage of ammunition in the front line and acting on his own initiative carried ammunition forward from the rear. His work materially contributed to the success of the operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
War service: Western FrontMedals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal