David William CROSBY


CROSBY, David William

Service Numbers: 3283, 3283A
Enlisted: 13 July 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 13th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Broken Hill, New South Wales, 1897
Home Town: Tooborac, Mitchell, Victoria
Schooling: State School, Tooborac, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Engine Cleaner
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 28 October 1917
Cemetery: The Huts Cemetery, ​Dickebusch, Belgium
Plot X11, Row C, Grave 2 Headstone inscription reads: Our noble boy he followed where duty led Mother, Father & Family Commemorated on the Tooborac Roll of Honour, Victoria
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Tooborac War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

13 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3283, Enlisted at Melbourne
11 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3283, 8th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
11 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3283, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Adelaide
17 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, 5th Field Artillery Brigade , At Tel-el-Kebir
19 Feb 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Bombardier, Reallocated a number to 3283A
14 Sep 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, In the field
5 Oct 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, Field Artillery Brigades, In the field
28 Oct 1917: Involvement Sergeant, SN 3283A, 13th Field Artillery Brigade, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of David and Nellie Crosby of Tooborac, Victoria

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