Service Number: 732
Enlisted: 26 January 1915, Horsham, Victoria
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Sutton Coldfield,Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, May 1888
Home Town: Jung, Horsham, Victoria
Schooling: Sutton Coldfield Council School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of wounds [gun shot wound to the head], St Elmo’s Hospital, Malta, 2 November 1915
Cemetery: Pieta Military Cemetery
Grave D. II. 3. INSCRIPTION IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE , Pieta Military Cemetery, Tal-Pieta, Malta (island), Malta
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

26 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 732, Horsham, Victoria
10 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 732, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 732, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
27 Oct 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 22nd Infantry Battalion
29 Oct 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 732, 22nd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, GSW (head)

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Births Jun 1888 CROWTHER Arthur Aston 6d 417
Aston is in the county of Warwickshire; it covers Sutton Coldfield.

Arthur Crowther was born in Sutton Coldfield. He enlisted on 3 February 1915 at Jung, Victoria, Australia with the Australian Infantry 22nd Battalion – Private 732

He died from the effects of wounds on 2 November 1915 aged 27.


He is commemorated on the St Peter’s Church, Maney, Roll of Honour (non-parochial) and on the Sutton Coldfield War Memorial

Arthur Crowther was the son of Daniel Charles and Katherine Lovell Crowther of 56 Eastern Road, Wylde Green,  Sutton Coldfield

He was educated at Town School, Sutton Coldfield. After school he went to work for Messrs Swain & Clayton, Jewellers and Enamellers, Warstone Lane in Birmingham and later for two years as a groom.

He emigrated to Australia about 1911 and was involved in agriculture at Jung, Victoria.

He was posted in Egypt in May 1915.

A chaplain writing to his brother stated that he was admitted to St Elmo’s Hospital in Malta on 2 November 1915 with a serious gun- shot wound to the head and although an operation was carried out he died without regaining consciousness from the time the injury was sustained.”  (Sutton Coldfield News 27.11.1915)

1911 census “Hazledene”, Eastern Road, Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield.

Daniel Charles Crowther M 69 Bricklayer b Cheltenham

Katherine Lovell Crowther M 59 Married 35 years, 8 children all alive b Sidmouth, Devon

Elizabeth Mary Crowther U 31 Dressmaker b Sutton Coldfield

Kate Goss Crowther U 28 Elementary school teacher b Sutton Coldfield

Bertram Cecil Crowther 17 Accountant’s clerk b Sutton Coldfield

1901 census “Mullion”, Holland Road, Sutton Coldfield

Catherine Lovell Crowther M 49 b Sidmouth

Stephen Charles Crowther U 22 Clerk b Sidmouth

Elizabeth Mary Crowther U 21 b Sutton Coldfield

Kate Goss Crowther U 18 School pupil teacher b Sutton Coldfield

Arthur Crowther 12 b Sutton Coldfield

Bertram Cecil Crowther 7 b Sutton Coldfield

In 1901, Daniel Charles Crowther was boarding at 14 Tayler Road Aston. He was working as a bricklayer.

Shipping manifest 2 March 1911 Ship ‘Geelong’, P & O Liner London to Melbourne, Australia

Arthur Crowther 22 Farmer single man travelling alone

1914 Electoral Roll for Wannon, Victoria, Australia

Arthur Crowther of Jung – labourer

Elizabeth Anne Crowther – home duties. Presumably his wife whom he married in Australia.