Benjamin Sibery CROUCH

Badge Number: 4976, Sub Branch: Port Vincent

CROUCH, Benjamin Sibery

Service Number: 2100
Enlisted: 19 October 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Imperial Camel Corps
Born: Happy Valley, South Australia, 3 June 1896
Home Town: Canowie Belt, Northern Areas, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer/Farm hand
Died: Natural causes, South Australia, 13 February 1975, aged 78 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park - South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Cremated. Tranquility, Wall 71, Niche D018
Memorials: Jamestown Canowie Belt Honour Roll, Jamestown Canowie Belt Yongala Estate Volunteers Roll of Honour, Jamestown Soldier's Memorial Park Arch
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World War 1 Service

19 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2100, Adelaide, South Australia
16 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2100, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2100, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Anchises, Adelaide
8 Jul 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, Imperial Camel Corps
16 Apr 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 2100, Imperial Camel Corps

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Rootsweb ID: I229860 Birth Record: 3 June 1896 in Tapleys Hill, SA (Now Flagstaff Hill)

Father, Benjamin Joshua Crouch, Canowie Belt, South Australia

Decribed on enlisting as 19yrs 4mths old; single;  138 lbs;
fair complexion; grey eyes; brown hair; Church of England

19/10/1915     enlisted in Adelaide

1/11/1915       appointed to C Company, 2nd Depot Battalion, Exhibition AIF Camp

1/12/1915       transferred to Morphettville Camp

1/1/1916         Signal School

1/2/1916         taken on strength 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment

16/3/1916       embarked from Port Adelaide, SA, onboard HMAT A68 Anchises
                      Private in 9th Light Horse Regiment, 15th Reinforcement

15/4/1916       reported for duty - Tel-el-Kebir

8/7/1916         attached to Imperial Camel Corps, Tel-el-Kebir
9/7/1916         taken on strength to Imperial Camel Corps, Tel-el-Kebir
                      posted to No.12 Company

30/7/1916       temporary attached to Headquarters, Abbassia

15/9/1916       Signallers, Ismalia, Mageibra

28/10/1916      admitted to NZ Field Ambulance, septic sores
29/10/1916      admitted to Low Field Ambulance
                       admitted to Abrasions, Salmana

29/10/1916      Shell Shocked - admitted to 26th Casualty Clearing Station, Salmana
30/10/1916      admitted debility, Kantara

1/11/1916       transferred to 31st General Hospital, Kantara

7/11/1916       transferred to hospital for Cairo, ex Port Said

7/11/1916       No.14 Australian General Hospital, Cairo

21/1/1917       transferred to hospital ship HT Euripedes for Australia

22/1/1917       embarked onboard HT Euripides, ex Suez, Egypt
21/2/1917       disembarked into Australia

16/4/1917       discharged from service

Medals:            British War medal (11889) and Victory medal (11756)

Total service:    1 year 180 days (343 days overseas)

13/2/1975       passed away
buried in:         Centennial Park Cemetery
                      Cremated. Tranquility, Wall 71, Niche D018
                      Interment Right Expiry  27/08/2025

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  17/5/2016.  Lest we forget.

Thank you to Kaye Bottrall, Jamestown, SA for her information.