James Henry CROFT


CROFT, James Henry

Service Number: 701
Enlisted: 18 August 1914, Enlisted at Kyneton, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 1895
Home Town: Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: King Street, West Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 28 August 1915
Cemetery: Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli
Plot 11, Row B, Grave 41 Headstone inscription reads: Ever remembered, Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kyneton Honour Roll, Kyneton War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 701, Enlisted at Kyneton, Victoria
19 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 701, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
19 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 701, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Thomas and Emiline Hannah Croft of King Street, Kyneton, Victoria. Brother of John William Croft of Kensington, Vic. and Annie Simpson (nee Croft) of West Melbourne

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

Also served in the Citizen forces