Douglas Bertram CRISP DCM

Badge Number: 76925, Sub Branch: Mitcham

CRISP, Douglas Bertram

Service Number: 2631
Enlisted: 9 April 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Rosewater, South Australia, 16 March 1896
Home Town: Rosewater (Greytown), Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Student/Grocer
Died: Natural causes, South Australia, 17 June 1976, aged 80 years
Cemetery: Mitcham Anglican Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Semaphore Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

9 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2631, 16th Infantry Battalion, Keswick, South Australia
26 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2631, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
26 Aug 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2631, 16th Infantry Battalion, RMS Morea, Adelaide
9 Mar 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 16th Infantry Battalion

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"...2631 Lieutenant Douglas Bertram Crisp, 16th Battalion, son of Joseph Albert and Louisa Blakemore Crisp (nee White), was born in Rosewater, South Australia. Douglas was nineteen and a grocer at the time of his attestation on the 7 of April 1915 in Keswick. He left Australia aboard the "Moira" on 26 August 1915 and served in France and England. Awarded the Distinguised Conduct Medal for "conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty he led his men in the most gallant manner and inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy. Later he carried an important message 1000 yards over the open under very heavy fire." He married Dorothy Alice Correll in Goodwood on 18 of July 1923." - SOURCE (