CROPLEY, Edward Fox
(Service number 6/2350)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 31 January 1875 Place of Birth Sydney, Australia

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Conway, via Parnassus, Canterbury
Occupation Cook
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status married
Next of Kin Mrs E J Cropley (wife) Hororata, Canterbury
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 5th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 13 June 1915
Transport HMNZT 24,25,26, Maunganui, Tahiti, Aparima
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canteriobury Infantry Regiment

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 5 February 1921 Age 55
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru

Biographical Notes

husband of Emily Jane Cropley (nee Pearson) married Sydney, Australia. of Criterion Hotel, Waimate. Invalided home 29 Jan 1916. Marriage date given variously as 2.7.1887, 3.7.1894 or 4.7.1897


Cenotaph [20 October 2014]

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