Moreton Cameron CROCKER MC

CROCKER, Moreton Cameron

Service Number: 251
Enlisted: 29 April 1915
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 4th Divisional Signal Company
Born: Ipswich, Queensland, Australia, 7 March 1897
Home Town: Ipswich, Queensland
Schooling: Toowoomba Grammar School, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Schoolmaster
Died: Drowned, At Sea - Died as a Civilian aboard Montevideo Maru , 1 July 1942, aged 45 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Northbridge (Shore) Sydney Church of England Grammar School Memorial Cricket Ground Roll of Honour, Rabaul Montevideo Maru Memorial, Toowoomba Grammar School WW1 Bravery Deeds
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World War 1 Service

29 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 251, 26th Infantry Battalion
24 May 1915: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 251, 26th Infantry Battalion
24 May 1915: Embarked Lance Corporal, SN 251, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Brisbane
4 Feb 1919: Honoured Military Cross, 'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During a night counter attack, it was largely due to this officer's energy that communication was rapidly established between battalion headquarters and the front line. Leading a small squad of linesmen through an area which was under very heavy fire, he established telephone communication shortly after midnight. The next night he volunteered to act as guide to some neighbouring troops, and led them under artillery fire to their jumping off line. His services were invaluable throughout a difficult and successful operation.' Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15 Date: 4 February 1919
1 May 1919: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 4th Divisional Signal Company

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