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Richard Croucher

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Parnell School First World War Panel, Image provided by Gabrielle Fortune 2014, CC BY Gabrielle Fortune

Parnell School First World War Panel, Image provided by Gabrielle Fortune 2014, CC BY Gabrielle Fort …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard AWMM
  • Surname
    Croucher AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 4/1966 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1894 AWMM ParnellAuckland City AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs T. Meyers (mother), Albion Street, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Accidental death on active service AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Theresa Meyers (formerly Croucher, nee Cronin), of 10, Tamarua Terrace, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand, and the late Richard Croucher.

    Croucher died as a result of a swimming accident that occurred while stationed at Ramleh, Palestine with 111 Squadron. He had been in and out of hospital since at least 29 October 1918. On 20 July 1919 he slipped while diving and received spinal injuries. He died some three days later. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    23 July 1919 AWMM
    RamlehPalestine AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt AWMM C 38 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Parnell District School, 48 St Stephens Ave, Parnell, Auckland 1052 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      26: 23 AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM

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