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JOSEPH BENEDICT CRABBE

CRABBE,  JOSEPH  BENEDICT

 
RANK:   SERGEANT        SERIAL NO:  25/168

UNIT:    ‘B’ COY 3rd BATTALION N.Z. RIFLE BRIGADE 

BORN:   17/10/1891     - ESSEX, U.K.        

DIED:     17/04/1916 - (PERITONITIS AND APPENDICITIS)                      
PLACE:  MARSEILLES, FRANCE 

SINGLE:            RELIGION:   PROTESTANT

WIFE:    
    
PARENTS:   

SIBLINGS: 

NEXT OF KIN:   MRS R.S. McAULAY (friend), ‘ROSEWOOD’, ELSTHORPE

OCCUPATION:  CONTRACTOR

EMPLOYER:   SELF

LAST NZ ADDRESS:   ‘ROSEWOOD’, ELSTHORPE
 
HEIGHT:  5’ 9”        WEIGHT:     12st        CHEST:   37½”

COMP:    DARK        EYES:    GREY        HAIR:    DARK

EDUCATION:  

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:   MARZARQUES WAR CEMETERY, ST PIERRE,
                            MARSEILLES, FRANCE
ENLISTED:       TRENTHAM            DATE:    10/10/1915

MAIN BODY:               REINFORCEMENT:      

MILITARY RECORD:
2½ years 7th BATTALION ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT, U.K. 11/10/1915.  TRENTHAM, POSTED RIFLEMAN 3rd BTN N.Z. RIFLE 
        BRIGADE.
09/12/1915.  PROMOTED TO LANCE CORPORAL.
05/02/1916.  LEFT NEW ZEALAND FOR SUEZ ON ‘WAIMAROA’.
13/03/1916.  DISEMBARKED SUEZ.
07/04/1916.  EMBARKED ‘WAIMAROA’ FOR FRANCE FROM 
         ALEXANDRIA.
14/04/1916.  ADMITTED No.2  AUSTRALIAN GENERAL  HOSPITAL,
        MARSEILLES, FRANCE.
17/04/1916.  DIED No.2     AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL,
        MARSEILLES, FRANCE (PERITONITIS & APPENDICITIS). 

 

AWARDED:    
BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.

MEDALS SENT TO MISS MARY KELLOR BURNETT of HASTINGS