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Norman Crawford

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Norman AWMM
  • Surname
    Crawford AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/435 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 August 1894 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM High Street, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Alexander Crawford, The Arcade, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/435 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM CanterburyNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Alexander and Annie Maria Crawford, of 25, High St., Timaru. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    8 May 1915 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Twelve Tree Copse (New Zealand) Memorial, Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Helles, Turkey AWMM

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  • He was only 2o years old. His brother Dan (my grandfather) was a doctor who survived and returned to New Zealand. He died before I was born.
    Public - Joanna - Other relative - 25 April 2020
  • Norman was my Great Great Uncle (my grandads uncle). Lately I've been learning a lot about ANZAC day because of the celebration of 100 years and of course I never got to meet him and neither did my grandad, it would have been nice too though, I feel he was very humble. I'm looking forward to searching him up more and finding facts about his life but I think I have that information in my house :) And the last thing I know is that his younger brother was 15 when Norman went to war and that after Norman passed away in WW1, his brother Dan contributed in WW2.
    Public - Juliette - Sibling - 26 April 2015
  • Norman was my father's brother. He would have gone to Timaru Boys' High School and been prominent in sport. He probably would have become a doctor as three of his brothers subsequently did. An absolute tragic end to such a young spirit !. I was always told that he was killed in France but the army records show otherwise.
    Public - Ian Stewart Crawford - Other Relative - 24 April 2015
  • When I look into Norman's eyes, I think "cannon fodder"! What a waste of life! He was my great uncle and he had two brothers who served in WWI, one of which was my grandfather. They were both medics and I don't think they were at Gallipoli.



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
18 October 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui NewZealandResearcher
25 April 2020JoannaAUCKLANDOther relative
28 January 2017AllanRotoruaResearcher
26 April 2015JulietteAuckland New ZealandSibling
24 April 2015Ian Stewart CrawfordAucklandOther Relative

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