(Service number 46764)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 5 October 1889 Place of Birth Southbridge, New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date 14 November 1916 Age 27
Address at Enlistment Windsor
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin J. McCrossan (Father) Arno, South Canterbury, New Zealand
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 25th Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company
Date 26 April 1917
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Plymouth, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago Infantry Regiment

Military Awards

Campaigns Western Europe 1917-18
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 9 June 1918 Age 29
Place of Death France
Cause Died of wounds
Memorial or Cemetery Varennes Military Cemetery, France
Memorial Reference III. K. 9
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Waimate First World War Memorial

Biographical Notes

Son of James & Elizabeth McCrossan (both born in Ireland).


Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database (Nov 2013); Archways(Nov 2013); CWGC (Nov 2013); NZ War Graves (Nov 2013); War Census CD; Cannot find on NZBDM even with alternate spellings (Nov 2013)

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Janette Clarke, SC branch NZSG

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