Private Roy Cruickshanks

Service number 3282
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Death Date 1916-07-19
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
  • 53rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 53rd Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Roy Cruickshanks (3282, 53rd Battalion) was a carter from Darlinghurst, NSW. Roy was killed on 19 July 1916 during the battle of Fromelles. Roy is commemorated at the V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France. His mother wrote that he was 17 years 9 months of age. Roy’s cousin, Corporal Henry Ernest Hampstead, died of wounds received during the battle of Menin Road.



Date of enlistment 17 August 1915
Date of embarkation 13 October 1915
Date of death 19 July 1916
Date of fate 19 July 1916