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William Alfred Cross

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Alfred AWMM
  • Surname
    Cross AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 712 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    AddingtonChristchurch Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E E Cross, New Zealand Executor Mr A J Coates Solicitor, Cliheroe Reid Park Mosman, New South Wales AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 7 September 1914 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 712 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) AWMM
    Distinguished Conduct Medal - 'For conspicuous gallantry on the 9th May 1915, during operations near Gaba Tepe (Dardanelles), in taking an enemy's trench. Out of a party of 40 men to which he belonged, only 12 reached their objective. On the Officer in Command being wounded he endeavoured to assist him back, but the Officer was again shot and killed. Sergeant Cross then immediately returned to the forward position.' - 'London Gazette' No. 7673- 05/08/1915 AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 7 September 1914 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    Age 30 AWMM
    Clerk in Holy Orders/Civilian Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    AIF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
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