Trooper Richard Walters Crozier

Service Number 930
Birth Date 09 May 1892
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Numurkah
Death Date 04 August 1916
Death Place Egypt: Frontier, Sinai, Romani
Also known as Crozier, Richard Walter, Richard Walter Crozier, Richard Walters Crozier
Final Rank
Units

Richard Walters Crozier was born at Numurkah, Victoria. At the outbreak of the First World War he was living and working in Culcairn, New South Wales as a farmer. Crozier enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 16 January 1915. He was aged 23 at the time and had no prior military experience. He departed Newcastle aboard HMAT Bakara on 22 May 1915. Crozier was assigned to the 6th Australian Light Horse and remained with this unit throughout his service. His younger brother, Private Sydney George Crozier, also served with this unit in the Middle East. He arrived at Gallipoli on 2 October 1915. He received a minor shrapnel wound to the neck on 25 November 1915 and was sent to Malta to receive medical attention. Crozier re-joined his unit at Maadi, Egypt on 8 February 1916. Richard Crozier was killed in action on 4 August 1916 during the battle of Romani, the last Ottoman offensive against the Suez Canal, and is buried at Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

Rolls

  • Roll of Honour

    Rank
    Trooper
    Fate
    Killed in action
    Date of Fate
    04 August 1916
    Service
    Australian Army
    Unit
    6th Australian Light Horse Regiment
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War Embarkation Roll

    Rank
    Private
    Place of Embarkation
    Newcastle
    Embarkation Ship
    HMAT Bakara A41
    Date of Embarkation
    22 May 1915
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918

Timeline

Date of birth 1892
Date of embarkation 22 May 1915
Date of death 04 August 1916

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