John Edwin CROCKER

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CROCKER, John Edwin

Service Number: 79
Enlisted: 14 July 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 2 October 1895
Home Town: Marleston, South Australia
Schooling: Richmond Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Tailor's cutter
Died: Killed in action, France, 20 July 1916, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery
INSCRIPTION LOVED BROTHER OF BERT, STAN AND IVY. LEST WE FORGET. Grave IV. B. 1
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Goodwood St George Anglican Church Memorial Tower, Plympton North Richmond Baptist Church Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

14 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 79, 32nd Infantry Battalion
18 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, SN 79, 32nd Infantry Battalion
18 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, SN 79, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
17 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 79, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMT Transylvannia, Alexandria for France - arriving Marseilles 23 June 1916
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 79, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)
Date unknown: Involvement 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

32nd Bn.Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

He was 20 and the son of Albert and the late Isabella Crocker, of Richmond, South Australia.