Croft, John Hector (Private, b.1891 - d.1916)

Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Accession Number PR03842
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet : 1 cm
Object type Diary, Photograph, Letter
Maker Croft, John Hector
Date made 1914-1916
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 749/031/004
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

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Collection relating to the First World War service of 2343 Private John Hector Croft, 3rd Battalion, Gallipoli. Collection consists of a pocket book pierced by a Turkish bullet at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. The bullet penetrated Croft's arm and lodged in the pocket book. Also included is a letter to Mr Frank Catt (a friend of Croft's), dated 5 May 1915, describing the incident; and a pre-war civilian photograph of Croft. Croft died onboard a hospital ship on 27 July 1916 from wounds he received while fighting in France.