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William St Clair Crozier

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William St Clair AWMM
  • Surname
    Crozier AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6744 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    DunedinOtago Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 13 September 1916 AWMM Hurlingha Street, Brighton, Victoria AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs O R Crozier, 285 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne, Victoria AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 September 1916 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • Battle of Passchendaele AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6744 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 6" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      154 lb AWMM
    • 04 Oct 1917 {Age 36} AWMMKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Embarked Melbourne, 25 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 28 December 1916.
    Marched out from 2nd Training Bn, Durrington, to Parkhouse Hospital, 27 February 1917; marched in to 2nd Training Bn from Parkhouse Hospital, 17 March 1917 (no details recorded).
    Proceeded overseas to France, 10 April 1917; taken on strength, 6th Bn, 11 May 1917.
    Reported missing in action, Belgium, 4 October 1917. Court of Enquiry, 28 November 1917, confirmed fate as killed in action.
    Statement, Red Cross File No 0850305L, 6778 Pte S.R. HUGGINS, 6th Bn, 7 March 1919: 'He went over the top along with us during a heavy bombardment by the Germans. He was not seen again and it was thought, that he sank in a shell hole. It was muddy and marshy all round. He came from Melbourne and was married, a grocer by trade.'
    Second statement, 6954 Pte T. BLUNDELL, 6th Bn, 12 September 1918: 'I saw Crosier [sic] killed. He was buried in Polygon Wood on 4-10-17. Ground was held.'
    Third statement, 5370 Pte E.G. DUNN, 6th Bn, 19 September 1919: 'I knew Casualty. He was well built, 5 ft. 8 ins. fair 30 years of age, known as "Bill". He was a 20the Rfcts. Casualty was a bomber and was advancing at Passchendaele Ridge, Ypres, when a shell landed killing him instantly. I was right alongside of him at the time of his death. He was not buried.' AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    4 October 1917 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    Age 36 AWMM
    PasschendaeleYpres Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
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  • 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
    Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM

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