Harold CROUCHER

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CROUCHER, Harold

Service Number: 814
Enlisted: 21 November 1914, Enlisted at Bright, Victoria
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 8th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Kiewa, Victoria, Australia, 1893
Home Town: Dederang, Alpine, Victoria
Schooling: Dederang School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds - abdomen, At sea on board HS Gascon, 20 June 1915
Cemetery: Lone Pine Memorial
No known grave, buried at sea Rev. L. Warner officiated Panel 6
Memorials: Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Yackandandah Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Yackandandah Memorial Gates
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World War 1 Service

21 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 814, 8th Light Horse Regiment, Enlisted at Bright, Victoria
9 Feb 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Trooper, 8th Light Horse Regiment
13 Apr 1915: Embarked Private, SN 814, 8th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
13 Apr 1915: Involvement Private, SN 814, 8th Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC Gallipoli
20 Jun 1915: Involvement Trooper, SN 814, 8th Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Henry Joseph Croucher and Elizabeth Croucher nee Yea  of Dederang, Victoria. Brother of Neil Renford who died of wounds on 13 June 1917 while serving with the 45th Battalion and is buried in the Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. Plot 1V, Row A, Grave 3, Croucher, Alice Maud Croucher, Ida Florence Croucher, George Henry Croucher, Alick Gray Croucher, Ivy Eleanor Croucher, Leonard Croucher, Silvia Catherine Croucher and Isabella Frances

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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