Alexander Douglas CRAWFORD

CRAWFORD, Alexander Douglas

Service Numbers: 18042, QX6014
Enlisted: 28 July 1930
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 2nd/5th Field Regiment
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 6 June 1914
Home Town: Chelmer, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Natural causes, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 29 March 1999, aged 84 years
Cemetery: Queensland Garden Of Remembrance (within Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery)
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World War 2 Service

28 Jul 1930: Enlisted
3 Sep 1939: Involvement Captain, SN 18042
5 Nov 1939: Involvement Captain, SN QX6014
3 May 1941: Involvement Captain, SN QX6014, 2nd/5th Field Regiment, "Operation Lustre" Greece 1941
9 Feb 1949: Discharged

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Alexander Douglas Crawford (late of Norman Park) died on the 29th of March 1999 - Death notice in the Courier Mail (Brisbane)

Enlisted in July 1930 and in April 1936 he was commissioned from Sergeant to Lieutenant - his wartime service number was QX6014

He was taken prisoner during the Greek campaign and was in POW camps in Germany until liberated from Colditz in May 1945

After WW2 he served with the BCOF in Japan (service number 1/8042) and was discharged in 1949

He re-joined and was promoted to Major in 1951 (service number 1/10482)