Norman Archer Benjamin (Arch) CRABB

Badge Number: 62031, Sub Branch: Renmark
62031

CRABB, Norman Archer Benjamin

Service Numbers: 2887A, S40058
Enlisted: 8 February 1916, Enlisted in Brisbane and drafted to 6th Reinforcement of 31st Infantry Battalion.
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 31st Infantry Battalion
Born: Blanchetown, South Australia, 20 November 1887
Home Town: Wentworth, Wentworth, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Wentworth, New South Wales, Australia, 30 May 1957, aged 69 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Wentworth Cemetery, New South Wales
Row O. Methodist Section.
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World War 1 Service

8 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2887A, 31st Infantry Battalion, Enlisted in Brisbane and drafted to 6th Reinforcement of 31st Infantry Battalion.
14 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, 2887A, 31st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney
14 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, 2887A, 31st Infantry Battalion
16 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2887A, 31st Infantry Battalion, Disembarked at Port Said, Egypt, from Ship H.M.T. "Ceramic" 16th May 1916.
19 May 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 2887A, 3rd Australian General Hospital - WW1, Admitted to Hospital in Abbassia with gastritis, and other unspecified serious debility.
17 Jul 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, AIF Headquarters, Discharged from 3rd Australian General Hospital with debility, transferred to A.I.F HQ Nominal Roll.
17 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2887A, AIF Headquarters (Egypt), Embarked from Suez, Egypt per Ship "Seang Choon" for return to Australia for discharge with debility.
9 Aug 1916: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 2887A, 31st Infantry Battalion, Discharged at 1st Military District, Brisbane, classified with debility and medically unfit for service in the A.I.F.

World War 2 Service

3 Nov 1941: Involvement Sergeant, S40058
3 Nov 1941: Enlisted Keswick, SA
3 Nov 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Sergeant, S40058
19 Nov 1945: Discharged
19 Nov 1945: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Sergeant, S40058

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Enlisted and served in WWI as Archer Crabb