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Cyril Francis Cromar

Nominal Roll Vol 4 (Roll 83), Page: 4 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 4 (Roll 83), Page: 4 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Cyril Francis AWMM
  • Surname
    Cromar AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 74655 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 December 1897 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A. Cromar (mother), 76 Harbour Terrace, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 74655 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 Bookbinder/Civilian 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of injuries AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Cyril Cromar was the son of William and Anne Cromar, of Dunedin, New Zealand.

    Identified as the last NZEF member to die at German hands in WW1,

    On the 7th February 1919, he and another soldier were with two women on the bank of the Rhine in Cologne when they were accosted by a gang of about 10 young German men

    Cromar became involved in an altercation in which he was shot and mortally wounded

    The murderer, Franz Swobada, who fled the scene, was later tried in a court in July 1919. In 1929 his death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment.

    Apparently at the end of the war, some male inhabitants of Cologne reacted badly, harassing women who consorted with the occupiers. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    7 February 1919 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cologne Southern Cemetery, Koln, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany AWMM II. A. 14. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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