CRAPPER, Charles

Service Number: 969
Enlisted: 18 September 1914, Enlisted at Bendigo
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion
Born: Neilborough, Victoria, Australia, 1879
Home Town: Tandara, Loddon, Victoria
Schooling: State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Miner
Died: Dysentery, St Andrews Hospital, Malta, 27 September 1915
Cemetery: Pieta Military Cemetery
Plt B, Row XV, Grave 6 Headstone inscription reads: In memory of our dear brother sadly missed by his sisters & brother
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Newbridge War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

18 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 969, 14th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Bendigo
22 Dec 1914: Involvement SN 969, 14th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Dec 1914: Embarked SN 969, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
27 Sep 1915: Involvement Sergeant, SN 969, 14th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John and Elizabeth Crapper

Next of kin given as his brother John Crapper of Tandara, Victoria

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

Also served in the Boer War with 5th Contingent for over a year