Trooper Richard Walters Crozier
|Birth place:||Australia: Victoria, Numurkah|
|Death date:||04 August 1916|
|Death place:||Egypt: Frontier, Romani|
|Service number:||930 - First World War, 1914-1918|
|Unit:||6th Australian Light Horse Regiment|
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 and Awards
- Rank: Trooper
- Date of Death: 04 August 1916
- Unit: 6th Australian Light Horse Regiment
- Rank: Private
- Date of embarkation: 22 May 1915
- Place of embarkation: Newcastle
Collection relating to the First World War service of 930 Trooper Richard Crosier, 6th Light Horse Regiment. Collection consists of papers including a page from a letter written to his brother describing his hospitalization in December 1915 and two in memoriam cards commemorating his death at...
Maker: Crozier, Richard Walters
Collection relating to the First World War service of Trooper Richard Walters Crozier, 6th Light Horse Regiment. The photographs and postcards depict Trooper Crozier's experiences in Egypt. File contains: Photograph of a soldier standing in front of row of tents, [n.d.]; Portrait of two soldiers,...
|Date of birth||1892|
|Date of embarkation||1915-05-22|
|Date of death||1916-08-04|