Alexander Henry CRIGAN

CRIGAN, Alexander Henry

Service Number: 6001
Enlisted: 10 April 1916, Geelong, Vic.
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 57th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hastings, Sussex, England, 1896
Home Town: Point Lonsdale, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Gardener
Memorials: Point Lonsdale Cenotaph
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World War 1 Service

10 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6001, 14th Infantry Battalion, Geelong, Vic.
1 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6001, 14th Infantry Battalion
1 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6001, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Melbourne
2 Jan 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 57th Infantry Battalion, France
15 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6001, 57th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages
8 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6001, 57th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second)
28 Jul 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 57th Infantry Battalion, Belgium
26 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 6001, 57th Infantry Battalion, Polygon Wood
25 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 6001, 57th Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux
4 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 6001, 57th Infantry Battalion, Le Hamel - Blueprint for Victory
8 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 6001, 57th Infantry Battalion, The Battle of Amiens
2 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 6001, 57th Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne
29 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 6001, 57th Infantry Battalion, Breaching the Hindenburg Line - Cambrai / St Quentin Canal
14 Oct 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 57th Infantry Battalion, France
18 Nov 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 57th Infantry Battalion, France
14 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 6001, 57th Infantry Battalion, RTA 15 May 1919 for discharge.

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Originally from Hastings, England Pte Crigan was a gardener from Point Lonsdale, Victoria prior to enlistment and embarked with the 19th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Miltiades on 1 August 1916.

Later joining the 57th Battalion, he was promoted to Sergeant and returned to Australia on 15 April 1919.