Name Vernon Crole
Number Private 3035
Battalion 21st Battalion
Place of Birth Stony Creek
Next of Kin His father, George Crole of “Woorayl” care of the Post Office Dumbalk. His parents, George and Jemima consented to him enlisting
Date and place of enlistment Meeniyan 1/9/1915
Physical details on enlistment Age 19 years 7 months 5’11”, 11 stone 6 pounds, brown eyes and brown hair.
Religion Church of England
Date and place of death
He was killed in action on 20/9/1917 in Belgium
Location of grave or memorial
He was buried in a cemetery south of Polygon Wood and has his name on the Menin Gate Memorial Ypres
Relationship to Woorayl Shire
He and his family lived in Dumbalk
- He attended Dumbalk East School
- He is on the Meeniyan Honour Roll
- 26/7/15. George Henry Crole, dairy farmer of Dumbalk, gave his consent for his son to join the army. Mrs. Jemima Crole also wrote a consent note.
- He was in the Dumbalk rifle club
- 1/9/15 Enlisted in Meeniyan
- 20/11/15 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Commonwealth
- 24/2/16 He transferred to the 8th Battalion in Zeitoun Egypt
- 11/3/16 He was sick in hospital Serapaum
- 14/3/16 He has bronchial pneumonia
- 3/4/16 He joined the Anzac Police Corps in Tel el Kabir
- 6/6/16 He embarked Alexandria
- 13/6/16 He disembarked Marseilles
- 11/1/17 He was in the British Expeditionary Force in the 8th Battalion
- 20/9/17 He was missing in action. He was declared killed in action on that day by a court of enquiry held in July 1918.
- 12/6/1928 His mother applied for a pension in Mirboo North
- He left his estate to his mother Mrs. Jemina Crole of Dumbalk but his insurance policy money to his father
- His effects were a scarf, cameo pendant and chain, table centre, razor, 2 brushes, tin box belt.
- Memorial Ypres Menin Gate