|Collection type||Private Record|
|Title||Croft, John Hector (Private, b.1891 - d.1916|
|Measurement||1 wallet : 1cm|
|Maker||Croft, John Hector|
Croft, John Hector (Private, b.1891 - d.1916
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.