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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

Occupation Farmer

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

Military History

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


CROLE, Vernon

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