Ronald CRAWFORD

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CRAWFORD, Ronald

Service Number: 1025
Enlisted: 1 September 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Laura, 22 December 1895
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Goodwood School and Unley High School
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 2 May 1915, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Lone Pine Memorial
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Unley Arch*, Unley HB01 Town Hall*
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World War 1 Service

1 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Morphettville, South Australia
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1025, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1025, 16th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli

Obituary

The Advertiser Monday 30 August 1915 page 9
THE LATE PRIVATE R. CRAWFORD.

The father of Private Ronald Crawford, of 16th Battalion (Mr. John Crawford, Owen-street, Goodwood), has received a cable message from a soldier friend, stating that "Ronald fell in a bayonet charge on May 2. He died like a soldier. This cablegram has since been confirmed by several Goodwood boys, who have written the same news to their people, and one of the returned wounded soldiers of the 16th Battalion informed Mr. Crawford that he was present, with other soldiers, and assisted at the burial of his son. Private Crawford left here with the 2nd Contingent,and celebrated his 19th birthday on the troop ship. He was educated at the Goodwood school, and later at the Unley High School.

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Biography

Son of John CRAWFORD and Agnes Violet nee McCULLOCH