Robert CROSSFIELD

CROSSFIELD, Robert

Service Number: 5821
Enlisted: 29 May 1916, Enlisted at Perth, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Adelaide, South Australia, 1877
Home Town: Northam, Northam, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Boilermaker
Died: Died of Illness - Pulmonary Tuberculosis , Wooroloo Sanitarium, Western Australia, 17 August 1918
Cemetery: Wooroloo Cemetery
Church of England Section, Grave 114
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Northam Fallen, Yorketown War Memorial, Yorketown and District of Melville Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

29 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5821, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Perth, WA
30 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5821, 27th Infantry Battalion
30 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5821, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Melbourne, Fremantle
26 Apr 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 5821, 27th Infantry Battalion, At Bullecourt. Gunshot wound to the face
22 Sep 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 5821, 27th Infantry Battalion, Wounded 2nd occasion. Gunshot wound to the thigh and invalided to England on 1 October 1917
4 Apr 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 5821, 27th Infantry Battalion, Discharged at 5 Military District as medically unfit due to Rheumatism and Bronchinal Catarrh

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Brother of Minnie Solly (nee Crossfield) of Yorketown, SA

1 February 1918 - commenced return to Australia for discharge on board HT Balmoral Castle disembarking on 8 March 1918

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal