McCROSSAN, Francis
(Service number 43346)

Aliases Enlisted as Frank
First Rank Trooper Last Rank Trooper


Date 3 May 1893 Place of Birth Southbridge

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Arno, Waimate
Occupation Farm labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin James McCROSSAN (father), Arno, Waimate
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 26th Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles
Date 31 May 1917
Transport Moeraki. Transhipped to Port Lincoln at Sydney.
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Mounted Rifles

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 31 August 1972 Age 78 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 94, Plot 252
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Francis McCrossan, who enlisted as Frank was the son of James and Elizabeth Mary (née Welsh) McCROSSAN. His brother John died of wounds in 1918 in France, and another brother, Ernest Owen, also served in World War One, Frank and Ernest embarking together.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [16 June 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [16 June 2017]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [16 June 2017]

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