Kenneth Singleton CROWTHER

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CROWTHER, Kenneth Singleton

Service Number: 1027
Enlisted: 14 September 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Eastwood, South Australia, 18 May 1892
Home Town: Bowden, Charles Sturt, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Nail Maker
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 2 May 1915, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

14 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Morphettville, South Australia
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1027, 16th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1027, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE K. S. CROWTHER.

Mr. J. W. Crowther, of New Hindmarsh, has received advice from the military authorities that his son, Kenneth S., was killed in action on May 2 last year. Private Crowther enlisted for active service shortly after the outbreak of the war, and sailed from Melbourne just prior to Christmas, 1914, with the 16th Battalion. He took part in the landing on Gallipoli on April 25, but on the following Sunday, whilst engaged in the famous charge of the 16th, he received his death wounds. Private Crowther had been resident in Bowden for a number of years, and, by reason of his singularly happy and buoyant disposition, was held in high esteem. He was keenly interested in sport, and was a leading member of the Bowden Baptist cricket and football clubs." - from the Adelaide Chonicle 04 Mar 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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