CRUTCHFIELD, Charles Henry

Service Number: 21132
Enlisted: 20 December 1915, Townsville, Queensland
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 12th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Auckland, New Zealand, 28 July 1892
Home Town: Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: East Brisbane State School
Occupation: Stockman
Died: Natural causes, Toowoomba, Queensland, 22 July 1974, aged 81 years
Cemetery: Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery, Queensland
RSL Lawn, Block: 001, Allotment: 0024
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World War 1 Service

20 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 21132, Townsville, Queensland
11 May 1916: Involvement Driver, SN 21132, 9th Field Artillery Brigade
11 May 1916: Embarked Driver, SN 21132, 9th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Argyllshire, Sydney
29 Mar 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Driver, 12th Field Artillery Brigade
20 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Driver, SN 21132, 12th Field Artillery Brigade

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor

The two enlisted children of Charles Crutchfield (deceased) and Maria Kaisa (née Magnall) Crutchfield of Owhara, Waikino, New Zealand:-

709 L/Cpl. George Albert Crutchfield (/explore/people/84273) - returned to Australia;

21132 Dvr. Charles Henry Crutchfield - returned to Australia.


'CRUTCHFIELD, Charles Henry. Driver, No. 21132, 26th Battery, 12th Brigade. Born at Owara, New Zealand, in 1897, and educated at East Brisbane State School. Son of the late George and Sarah Crutchfield, of Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba. Enlisted at Townsville on 18th December, 1915, and left for England on 11 th May, 1916, and went to Lark Hill Camp. Left for France on 18th November, and remained in the firing line till the signing of the Armistice. Left France in March, 1919, and arrived in Australia on 23rd July and was discharged on 30th July, 1919.' from Queenslanders Who Fought in the Great War.  (