Robert Clive CROCKER


CROCKER, Robert Clive

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 18 August 1914
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Windsor, Vic., 1888
Home Town: Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Scotch College, Melbourne University
Occupation: Solictor of Supreme Court Victoria
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 12 July 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Law Institute of Victoria, MCC Roll of Honour 1914 - 1918 - Melbourne Cricket Club, Pink Farm Cemetery Special Memorial 22
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
20 Oct 1914: Involvement 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , ANZAC Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Shropshire, Melbourne
12 Jul 1915: Involvement Captain, ANZAC Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Henry Sayers Crocker and Margaret Eleanor Crocker, of "Winfield," 31, Riversdale Rd., Hawthorn, Victoria

Much sympathy will be felt for Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Crocker, of Riversdale road, Hawthorn, in the death of their son, Captain R. C. Crocker, who was killed in action in Gallipoli. Captain Crocker, who was 27 years of age, and a solicitor, was engaged up to the time that he enlisted with the Australian Expeditionary Force in his father's office. He was an enthusiast in the military profession. Among his schoolmates of the Scotch College he was held in the highest esteem.