We remember Royden Charles Crossland

We remember Royden Charles Crossland

Timeline

Timeline

1889
birth Guildford, Perth, Western Australia Australia Source:8860172 Source:8208708 August 1889
1912
events Malay States Volunteer Rifles Membership Organisation Malaysia Source:8208708 1912 - 1915
1916
dates Age 26 Source:8208708 27th January 1916
1916
enlistment Cairo Egypt Australia Source:8208708 27th January 1916
1916
service Australian Imperial Force Sapper 5728 Engineers 3rd Field Company Source:8208708 27th February 1916 - 7th August 1916
1916
appointments Joined BEF Alex Source:8208708 27th March 1916
1916
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:8636371 26th May 1916 - 18th August 1916
1916
commission Temporary Source:8208708 9th August 1916
1916
service Australian Imperial Force Second Lieutenant 599 Engineers 1st Field Company Source:8208708 13th August 1916 - 18th August 1916
1916
dates Age 27 Source:8860172 18th August 1916
employment Surveyor Federated Malay States Government Source:8208708
1916
death Killed in Action killed in action during operations at MOUQUET FARM leading his section into action when a shell burst in front of the party MOUQUET FARM CONTAL MAISON SOMME France Source:8860172 Source:8636371 18th August 1916
burial Villers-Bretonneux Memorial CWGC Cemetery/Memorial Somme Buried in a small cemetery about 500 yds W.N.W. of Contalmaison & 3.5miles E.N.E. of Albert - In 1933 this was corrected to memorial cross was erected and not his actual grave. Grave unknown. France Memorial Source:8860172 Source:8208708
sibling J L Crossland Source:8208708
sibling Unknown Crossland Source:8208708
sibling Uknown Crossland Source:8208708
sibling Beatrice M Lukin Source:8208708

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names Royden Charles
Initials RC
Last Name Crossland
Source 8208708
First Names Roy Charles
Initials RC
Source 8208708
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
Australian Imperial Force 599 Engineers 1st Field Company Second Lieutenant
Australian Imperial Force 5728 Engineers 3rd Field Company Sapper
Awards
AwardTypeSource
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Margaret Geraldine Crossland mother
Charles Crossland father
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
J L Crossland brother
Unknown Crossland sister
Uknown Crossland sister
Beatrice M Lukin sister
Physical
ComplexionEyesHairSource
Sallow Grey Dark Brown
DateHeightSource
1916-01-27 5'7"
Religion
DateReligionSource
1916-01-27 Anglican - Church of Eng, Irl, Wales or other

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Official Records

TitleConnected byMore information
Australian ANZACs from the National Archives of Australia
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Transcription Keith86

External Evidence

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Australian War Memorial Rosemary251
The Roll of Honour and List of Malay States Men Serving Rosemary251

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