Reginald Wilfred Edgar CRISFORD

CRISFORD, Reginald Wilfred Edgar

Service Number: 9389
Enlisted: 20 September 1915, National Park, NSW
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 5th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Gordon, NSW, 8 January 1893
Home Town: North Sydney, North Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Sydney Shore Church of England Grammar School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Noreuil Valley, France, 23 April 1917, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy
Sp Memorial B 3
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Northbridge (Shore) Sydney Church of England Grammar School Memorial Cricket Ground Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

20 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, 9389, 5th Field Artillery Brigade , National Park, NSW
18 Nov 1915: Involvement Gunner, 9389, 5th Field Artillery Brigade
18 Nov 1915: Embarked Gunner, 9389, 5th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Persic, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Edward and Alice CRISFORD, 104 Glover Street, Mosman, New South Wales


Gunner W. R. E. Crisford. was killed in action in France on April 23 last. Gunner Crisford left Australia in Novermber, 1915 and  after spending a few months in Egypt went on to France where he has been in action since April 1916. He was 24 years of age, was an old Church of England Grammar School boy, and at the time he enlisted was on the staff of the Perpetual Trustee Company, Limited. He was a keen tennis player, and a member of the Kuring-gai Club, Neutral Bay.