William George Crawford

First Name: 
William
Middle Name: 
George
Last Name: 
Crawford
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, June 7, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
45th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

William Crawford (Service No 2632) was born in Newcastle, N.S.W. around 1898.

At enlistment, William was living in Keiraville, N.S.W.; he was single, 18 years of age, and employed as a miner.  William listed his aunt, Elizabeth Oakley, as his next of kin as his parents were deceased.

He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A40 Ceramic with 6th Reinforcements, 45th Battalion on 7th October 1916.  He arrived in England on 21st November 1916 and joined 40th Battalion in France on 18th January 1917.

On 2nd July 1917 he was posted to 45th Battalion and saw service on the Western Front. On 29th September 1917 Willaim was wounded and evacuated to hospital in England for treatment of a severe gun shot wound to his right arm.

He returned to France on 8th May 1918.  Willaim was wounded a second time on 8th August 1918, and again hospitalised for treatment for a severe gun shot wound to his left leg.  He was invalided to England on 23rd September 1918.

On 13th December 1918 he was returned to Australia and discharged medically unfit on 16th April 1919.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, CRAWFORD W G

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