Service Numbers: 397, 397C
Enlisted: 1 June 1916, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Born: College Park, South Australia, 1 February 1893
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Burra Public School
Occupation: Bio Operator
Died: Killed in Action, France, 18 July 1918, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Adelaide Cemetery Villers-Bretonneux
Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Burra District WW1 Honor Roll, Burra Fallen Soldiers Memorial
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World War 1 Service

1 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 397, Broken Hill, New South Wales
19 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 397, 2nd Machine Gun Company, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '21' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Commonwealth embarkation_ship_number: A73 public_note: ''
19 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 397, 2nd Machine Gun Company, HMAT Commonwealth, Melbourne
18 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 397C, 2nd Machine Gun Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front", --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 397C awm_unit: 2nd Australian Machine Gun Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1918-07-18

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

John CRUICKSHANK was born on 1st February, 1893 in College Park, South Australia

His parents were John CRUICKSHANK and Amelia BENTLEY