Badge Number: MS3571, Sub Branch: Crystal Brook


Service Number: 3045
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gumeracha South Australia, 1859
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Old age, Adelaide , 18 August 1945
Cemetery: AIF Cemetery, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
Memorials: Gumeracha Anzac Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

23 Jun 1917: Involvement Private, 3045, 43rd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '18' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Borda embarkation_ship_number: A30 public_note: ''
23 Jun 1917: Embarked Private, 3045, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Private, 3045, 48th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Wounded 3045, 43rd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Westminster School

John Crook was born in the year of 1859 in the town of Gumeracha South Australia. John was a young man who lived in the town of Adelaide, South Australia, he lived on number 4 Kate Street.

John Crook enlisted for the army on the 13th of March 1917, his rank was private and was in the 43rd battalion, 7th reinforcement.  John embarked on the 23rd of June 1917 to fight in a later part of the First World War, which went from 1914 to 1918 a four year long fight. John Crook embarked to the First World War on the ship HMAT Borda A30 from his home town in Adelaide. John crook was 40 when he left for the First World War he left behind his wife Mrs Elizabeth Ann Crook.

John crook returned to Adelaide South Australia on the 23rd of September 1918. Later on in his life John Crook died at the age of 68 on the 18th of August 1945 John Crook was buried at AIF cemetery, West Terrace Adelaide South Australia.