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JOHN CHARLES CROSBIE

CROSBIE, JOHN CHARLES 
RANK:   PRIVATE        SERIAL NO:  62024

UNIT:    N.Z. RIFLE BRIGADE 1st BATTALION AUCKLAND REGIMENT

BORN:   04/04/1882     - STRATHLOGIE, AUSTRALIA        

DIED:     01/10/1918         KILLED IN ACTION
              
PLACE:  FRANCE (HINDENBURG LINE) 

SINGLE:            RELIGION:   PRESBYTERIAN

WIFE:   Mrs Ellen JACKSON (known as CROSBIE), of TIKOKINO 
    
PARENTS:   J.P. Daniel  and Ann CROSBIE (The Manse, 
                       DERRINALLUM, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

CHILDREN:  THOMAS CROSBIE b. 13/11/1909

NEXT OF KIN:   WIFE

OCCUPATION:  LABOURER

EMPLOYER:   J.C. McLEOD, ONGA ONGA

LAST NZ ADDRESS:   ONGA ONGA
 
HEIGHT:  5’ 8”        WEIGHT:     143lb        CHEST:   36½”

COMP:   REDDISH FAIR   EYES:   BROWN   HAIR:   REDDISH FAIR

EDUCATION:   4th EDUCATION STANDARD

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:   ANNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY                            
ENLISTED:                       DATE:    25/05/1917

MAIN BODY:               REINFORCEMENT:      

MILITARY RECORD:
16/11/1917.  EMBARKED WELLINGTON.
07/01/1918.  DISEMBARKED LIVERPOOL, U.K.
08/01/1918.  MARCHED INTO ‘SLING’.
30/01/1918.  NEGLECT OF STANDING ORDERS, NOT SWEEPING OUT
         HIS HUT. (3 DAYS CONFINED TO BARRACKS).
20/03/1918.  LEFT ‘SLING’ FOR FRANCE.
24/03/1918.  MARCHED INTO CAMP, ETAPLES.
01/04/1918.  JOINED 1st BATTALION AUCKLAND REGIMENT,
(IN THE FIELD).
04/07/1918.  EVACUATED, SICK IN THE FIELD.
01/10/1918.  REPORTED WOUNDED IN THE FIELD.
01/10/1918.  NOW REPORTED KILLED IN ACTION, 
HINDENBURG LINE.                                    
                                                                                          
                                                                

                                               
AWARDED:    
BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.