Freddy John CROSSMAN


CROSSMAN, Freddy John

Service Number: 13592
Enlisted: 18 September 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column
Born: Prospect, South Australia, 15 October 1885
Home Town: Norwood (SA), South Australia
Schooling: Brompton Public School
Occupation: Painter
Died: Killed in Action, France, 10 December 1916, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval
Plot V, Row K, Grave No. 7,
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hindmarsh Way Memorial Methodist Church Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

18 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
21 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 13592, 6th Field Artillery Brigade
21 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 13592, 6th Field Artillery Brigade , RMS Malwa, Melbourne
10 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 13592, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column

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Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929) Monday 1 January 1917


Mrs. Crossman has been notified that her husband, Gnr. F. J. Crossman, was killed in action in France on December 10. The deceased enlisted in Adelaide in September, 1915, and later was transferred to Victoria and attached to the Field Artillery. He left for the front on March 20 last. He was 31 years of age, and was educated at the Brompton Public School. For several years he was employed in the Government Works Department as a painter. Gnr. Crossman was an elder brother of the late Cpl. G. L. Grossman, who was also killed in action in July last. He was greatly esteemed and respected by a large circle of friends and fellow-employes.