Vernon Crole

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

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

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