Tuesday 21 April 2009

Private Robert Croucher

Born on 7 January 1891 in Kent, England - son of Elisha and Mary Ann Croucher, Kent, England - at time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer, single, no current or previous military service, height of 5 feet 10 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 7 May 1915 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410719) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - killed in action on 3 January 1917 - buried in Canadian Cemetery No.2, Neuville-St. Vaast (grave 3.A.9), France.

Update: a photo of Private Croucher's headstone at Canadian Cemetery No.2.

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