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Henry Arnold CROWTHER

Date of birth9 July 1887
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressBrighton Grammar School, Brighton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, G H Crowther Lld, Brighton, Victoria
Enlistment dateNO ENTRY
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name21st Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
Promotions

Lieutenant Colonel


Unit: 14th Battalion
Promotion date: 14 March 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 9 August 1916

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 16 August 1916

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).
Recommendation date: 15 September 1916

Distinguished Service Order


Recommendation date: 25 March 1917

Bar to the Distinguished Service Order


Recommendation date: 9 August 1918

Brevet Major


Recommendation date: 9 October 1918

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).
Recommendation date: Unspecified

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31728 (12 January 1920); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 33 (1 April 1920).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 7 December 1918
Medals

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in leading the front line of his battalion during a reconnaissance in force on the enemy position. He repeatedly traversed the front line under heavy fire to superintend the action of the companies. Later in the day he personally directed the necessary movements to break off the action, showing marked ability and initiative.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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