Biography

Birth date: 1883
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Maryborough
Death date: 22 October 1948
Death place: Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Warrandyte
Final rank: Private
Service number: 89 - First World War, 1914-1918

After leaving school at 18, Frank Rossiter Crozier worked for an Italian decorator for a short period, embellishing the interiors of churches. He then worked as a bank clerk for eight years and attended life drawing classes in the evening three times a week. He studied under the cartoonist Alek Sass and attended the National Gallery of Victoria School of Art in Melbourne, studying full-time from 1905 to 1907. Crozier received the student prizes for landscape and drawing in 1907.

When the First World War broke out, Crozier enlisted with the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) in March 1915. He arrived in Egypt in May 1915 and at Gallipoli in September 1915, where he served as a stretcher-bearer with the 22nd Battalion.

In November 1915, official war correspondent Charles Bean, called for contributions for The ANZAC Book, a collection of soldiers satirical and sombre accounts of their experiences at Gallipoli. Crozier was working on illustrations for The ANZAC Book during December 1915 when Bean asked him to design the more serious content of the Book.

In March 1916, Crozier arrived in Marseilles, France where he was attached to the 1st ANZAC Corps Topographical Section. Crozier continued as a private in Pozières until October 1917. In France he served under Brigadier-General John Gellibrand who, after realising Crozier s artistic ability, asked him to make sketches of the Battle of Pozières. General Gellibrand had Crozier serve as his runner, partly so he could be exposed to a wide variety of painting subjects.

In October 1917, Crozier was transferred from the 1st ANZAC Corps Topographical Section and was attached for three months to the Australian War Records Section (AWRS) at the AIF Administrative Headquarters in London. Crozier had successfully applied to the AWRS to work as one of ten camouflage artists. He was trained in camouflage work in London with Will Longstaff, J. S. MacDonald and James Scott. In September 1918, he was appointed an Official War Artist with the rank of honorary lieutenant.

Crozier was one of the few artists in the AIF who had experienced heavy fighting, as at Pozières, and also served in the infantry at Gallipoli. The effect this had on Crozier is revealed through his choice of subject matter; he frequently painted the human dimension of warfare.

Following the First World War, Crozier continued to work for the AWRS in London. Crozier returned to Australia in late 1919. His commission as an Official War Artist was terminated in June 1920. He was appointed to the Australian War Memorial in May 1936 in an art advisory role, a post he held for six months. During the Second World War Crozier worked in a munitions factory at Maribyrnong, Victoria.

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of embarkation: 10 May 1915
  • Place of embarkation: Melbourne

Collection Items

Art

Coaling HMA ship (cruiser) at the West Indies

Men of the West Indies are coaling a ship. HMAS Sydney and Melbourne carried out alternate patrols of the Caribbean (based in Jamaica) and the North Atlantic off Long Island (based at Halifax) between 1915 and 1916, as part of the North American and West Indies Squadron.

ART13328

Flers in snow 1916

Along the road soldiers traverse the road through the snowy in the winter landscape of Flers in the Albert Bapaume area, Western Front, France. The Australian soldiers are led by two mounted soldiers as they make their way on foot carrying all their personal equipment.

ART13335

Women workers in munitions 1917-18

This scene of women working in a munitions factory during the First World War was commissioned by the Memorial.

ART13336

Landgirls 1916-18

Depicts a member of the Landgirl army ploughing a field with two horses. Other members are riding horses in the background. Farm houses can be seen in the middle distance. This is one of a group of paintings that came into the Memorial's collection in 1938, many of which depicted homefront...

ART13337

Study for 'Packing Red Cross comforts, Government House, Melbourne'

Depicts Red Cross workers in a fruit and vegetable packing station. A soldier sits to the left while a worker is kneels beside a large box of fruit.

ART13339

Study for 'Concert in a hospital ward, England'

Depicts a concert being given by a painist, a harp player and a cello player in a hospital ward in England. Nurses and patients are gathered around. Frank Rossiter Crozier (1883–1948) was an official war artist who served with the war records section. He studied at the National Gallery of...

ART13340

The Sphinx at Anzac

Depicts a feature of the Gallipoli landscape called the Sphinx. War correspondent Charles Bean notes in his journal how the ANZAC's named this feature of the Gallipoli landscape on 25 April 1915, the day of the landing. The Sphinx, also known by Turkish soldiers as "The Sparrow", is a...

ART13341

Australian pastoral scene

Depicts a women ploughing a field with a one horse plough.

ART13343

Iron foundry

Metal workers in an iron foundry.

ART13344

Departure of a troopship

Depicts a troopship with soldiers on deck, while on the dock are more soldiers and civilians.

ART13345

Landgirls 1916-18

Depicts two landgirls using two-horse ploughs. This was one of a number of paintings commissioned by the Memorial for the 'Women's work' galleries. The subject may or may not be Australian. There was a small contingent of women working in munitions factories in Australia during the First World War,...

ART13346

Women tourists (or nurses) at the Sphinx, Cairo

A group of three women on mules visiting the Sphinx at Cairo. They have a local guide, and although they are dressed in casual clothes it is possile that they are nurses. In the background there are more people on camel back making their way to the pyramids.

ART13378

Women dairymaids during the war

An idyllic pastoral scene featuring dairymaids at work during the war in Ireland. One dairymaid stands in the foreground looking at the viewer, holding a bucket full of milk and and another under her other arm. Her expression is one of quiet self-satisfaction, as if she knows the work she does...

ART13379

Two TB destroyers at speed

Depicts two Torpedo Boat Destroyers travelling at high speed, heading toward what looks like a collision.

ART13380

Smoke dreams

Depicts a man seated by a warm fire with a black and white dog standing at attention looking up at the man as he smokes a pipe and stares into the flames. In the wafts of smoke above the hearth the artist has rendered three images of the war; soldiers in the snow, a municipal building and a desert...

ART15467

Anzac Cove

Depicts store stacked on beach. Two figures in foreground. Sharpnel burst in centre of picture and two at point above Ari Burnu.

ART15469

Digger

Depicts a portrait of an Australian soldier in a full battle kit. Painted by Will Dyson and Frank Crozier in collaboration.

ART15473

Digger with packhorse passing through ruins

A digger with a pack horse passes through ruins and debris in the Somme area, France.

ART16638

[Soldier on horseback comes into camp]

An idyllic verdent scene, bearing no scars of war, features a soldiers on a bay horse coming into camp. Other soldiers and horses are featured near tents to his left.

ART16639

Sausage valley, August 1916

Depicts Sausage Valley, a shallow valley in the Somme, France, that was the scene of heavy fighting during the early stages of the Battle of the Somme. It's name derived from the sausage-like observation balloons the Germans used to monitor the area. With the fall of La Boisselle and Fricourt to...

ART16817

The unburied

An illustration to a poem entitled 'The Unburied', by MR, New Zealand Headquarters, used in 'The ANZAC Book', with two dead soldiers lying in the foreground. Frank Rossitor Crozier was a painter and illustrator. Born in Maryborough, Victoria he studied at the National Gallery School, Victoria from...

ART19663

recto: Glimpses of ANZAC, verso: [Sketch for Hill 60]

recto: An illustration for 'The ANZAC Book', but never used, showing a gully with a dugout opening to the beach,with men, donkeys and stores on the beach and view to a hill on the opposite shoreline. On the verso is a sketch to illustrate the poem Hill 60 in 'The ANZAC Book', of a woman kneeling...

ART19664

Design for 'The ANZAC Book' cover

Depicts an Australian soldier holding a rifle and bayonet, standing astride a dead Turk, and another Australian soldier standing below and to the side holding an Australian flag. In the background is ANZAC Cove with a warship in the harbour. The border around the image contains the text 'ANZAC 1916...

ART19665

The latest furph. or The square dinkum oil

Depicts two diggers in conversation, one (left) with can in hand, one on right with donkey. 'Square dinkum oil' was slang used during the First World War by Australian soldiers meaning the real truth or story. Furphy emerged in the early 20th century and named after the Furphy family, manufacturers...

ART19666

Visions of war 1

A man seated in an armchair before a fireplace. Above the fireplace, appears two visionary scenes of soldiers marching in snow and of a ruined cathedral.

ART19705

Visions of war 2

Depicts a man smoking a pipe seated right foreground and the fireplace extending to the far left. The two visionary scenes in the background of soldiers marching in snow and of a ruined catherdral. A full portrait of an Australian soldier in uniform stands to the far right of the composition.

ART19706

Our fathers

This work illustrated a short poem in 'The ANZAC Book' titled 'Our Fathers', with text below of 'wandering spirits, seeking lands unknown. Such were our fathers, stout hearts unafraid'. It depicts three gentlemen in Elizabethan dress with bonnets, doublets, breeches and ruff collars, on a beach. ...

ART00010

[Headpiece for "Our fathers"]

An illustration for the heading to a poem entitled 'Our Fathers' by Captain James Spreut. The illustration features the figures of an Elizabethan and a Crusader at each end, with a two masted barque-rigged sailing vessel and a Viking longboat in the panel between them. The 'ANZAC Book' was...

ART00011

[Headpiece for "The caveman"]

An illustration to a poem entitled 'The Caveman' by J M Collins of the 9th Battalion. This work was used in the 'ANZAC Book', which was published in 1916 from illustrations, poems, stories and other creative works from the soldiers on the Gallipoli peninsula. In November 1915 CEW Bean, an official...

ART00051

Grey smoke

Depicts an image of a soldier in uniform, wearing a great coat, puttees and holding a rifle, smoking a pipe that rises above him around a small drawing of a hut, and further to the title 'Grey smoke' and a woman's face. This work was used to illustrate a poem entitled 'Grey smoke' in the 'ANZAC...

ART00057

Non Nobis

Depicts an illustration for the poem 'Non Nobis' written by C E W Bean for the 'ANZAC Book'. The work incorporates images of conifers or pines growing on a steep hillside, one of which has fallen over a man lying prone on the path below the tree. The 'ANZAC Book' was published in 1916 from...

ART00064

The silence

Depicts an illustration for a poem entitled 'The Silence' for the 'The ANZAC Book', showing an infantryman, in uniform, holding a rifle, passing the figure of Death , who holds a scythe in one hand and an hourglass in the other. 'The ANZAC Book' was published in 1916 from illustrations, poems,...

ART00068

Camel cacolet

Depicts a camel with a cacolet on his back which is used for carrying sick or wounded men, being led by an Arab on foot. Henry Gullett stated 'It would be scarcely possible to devise a more acute torture for a man with mutilated limbs than this hideous form of ambulance transport'. Crozier was in...

ART00217

Limber in midst of ruins

A limber, soldiers and horse in a war torn landscape on the Western Front.

ART00237

Diggers sitting outside tunnel at Anzac

Depicts soldiers below cliffs at Anzac before a tunnel.

ART00241

In the desert

An Australian soldier meets with some cameliers in the desert.

ART00242

The beach at Anzac

View of the beach at Anzac Cove, with Australian soldiers unloading supplies and setting up camp.

ART02161

Billeting in Belgium

Billeting accommodation and soldiers in Belgium.

ART02164

The ruined town

Four Australian infantry rest in the shade of a ruined village.

ART02166

The shell cloud

A soldier watches a plume of smoke following shelling in the Pozieres area, Western Front.

ART02167

Casualty

Depicts an Australian soldier holding the dead body of a fellow soldier in a barren, war damaged landscape, in the foreground. Behind him are other soldiers and a cloud filled sky. Frank Crozier (1883-1948) worked as a decorator and clerk and attended the National Gallery of Victoria School in...

ART02170

The observation post

A team of five Australian infantry carrying day packs stand at the observation post on top of the nearest hill and watch the terrain below and surrounding the tent camp.

ART02172

Sergeant William Martin

1st Australian Imperial Force, 10th Australian Light Horse Regiment; 1340 Sergeant William Clarence Martin DCM and Bar, 10 ALH, 1 AIF; - campaign

ART02183

Sergeant William Martin on horseback

Portrait of Sergeant William Clarence Martin (Service No. 1340), DCM and Bar, 10 Australian Light Horse Regiment, mounted on a bay horse in full marching order.

ART02184

Trench life at Anzac

Soldiers fighting in the trenches; bombs exploding. Soldiers carrying the wounded on stretchers. An aeroplane and a dirigible can be seen overhead.

ART02189

The first boat load

Depicts soldiers landing on the beach under enemy attack at dawn.

ART02190

Private Thomas Johnson

Portrait of Private Thomas Johnson executed on a cigar box lid in 1915 at Gallipoli. Frank Rossitor Crozier was a painter and illustrator. Born in Maryborough, Victoria he studied at the National Gallery School, Victoria from 1905-1907, winning prizes for landscape and drawing. He worked initially...

ART50321

Study for 'The sinking of the HMAS Ballarat'

A study for the work 'The sinking of HMAS Ballarat'. The sinking of the HMAS Ballarat took place on 25 April 1917 in the English Channel. Crozier enlisted with the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) in March 1915. He arrived in Egypt in May 1915 and at Gallipoli in September 1915, where he served...

ART91978

The road to the lines (summer)

Soldiers and horses on the road to the lines, Nonne Boschen, Menin Road area, Belgium.

ART13332

Ruins of Cloth Hall, Ypres

The cloth hall at Ypres, one of the largest civil buildings in the Gothic style in Europe went up in flames on the 22 November 1914.

ART15472

Staff nurse, a VAD and a soldier in hospital

The interior of a hospital room in England where a patient is being attended to by a staff nurse and a VAD during the First World War.

ART13377

Near Fremicourt

Encampment near Fremicourt, in the Bapaume Cambrai area of the Western Front.

ART00223

Training in the desert, Mena

After the men of the 1st Division, AIF, landed in Egypt in December 1914 they were given a period of training around Mena to prepare them for active service. The desert training was exceptionally intense and occupied at least eight hours each day except Sundays. In every depression around the...

ART03607

Nurse and patient, 3rd Australian CCS

Depicts a nurse bending over a patient in a ward at the 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station in France. Casualty Clearing Stations were small hospitals, generally located at a railhead or similar transportation hub in forward areas. Their job was to provide emergency treatment and to move...

ART13338

The sinking of the troopship 'Ballarat'

The sinking of troopship SS 'Ballarat' which took place on 25 April 1917 in the English Channel. A submarine torpedoed the 'Ballarat', which was carrying Australian troops from Melbourne to England. Efforts made to tow the ship to shallow water failed and she sank off The Lizard the following...

ART13329

Death of Lieutenant N J Greig 12 July 1915

This work was commissioned from the artist for 250 pounds. The subject is the death of Lieutenant N J Greig of the 7th Battalion who was killed on 12 July 1915 at Gallipoli. CEW Bean suggested the story of Greig's death as a possible subject for Crozier to paint. Summary of the event: "Lieutenant...

ART02191

On the Sinai Peninsula

Soldiers and camels crossing the Sinai Desert, Egypt.

ART00218

Concert in a hospital ward England

A concert being given by a painist, a harp player and a cello player in a hospital ward in England during the First World War. Nurses and patients are gathered around.

ART13348

Anzac Beach

Soldiers and supplies on the shore at Anzac Beach.

ART02157

Sketch for painting `Anzac Cove'

Depicts a supply station at Anzac Cove with several soldiers carrying stores. A semi clothed soldier in the foreground with a sandbag over his right shoulder. A warship in the far distance out to sea.

ART16637

Packing Red Cross comforts, Government House, Melbourne

Boxes of fruit and vegetables are being packed by nurses, soldiers and workers as Red Cross comforts to be sent to the Western Front during the First World War in Government House, Melbourne.

ART13347

Bivouacs in the snow (alternate title: 'On the duckboards')

A winter scene with three figures huddled together in foreground. In the middle distance are Nissen hut and bivouacs.

ART15465

Albert Cathedral (Albert Basilica)

Depicts the ruins of the basilica at Albert, in France, with war damaged buildings in the foreground. Albert was central to the First Battle of the Somme. During the war, the statue of Mary on top of the church was hit by a shell and was put in a horizontal position and was left hanging...

ART15470

Butte de Warlencourt

Depicts walking figure and portion of a tent in right foreground. Red Cross wagon and two-horse General Store wagon in middle foreground.

ART15466

ACCS in France

Depicts an Australian Casualty Clearing Station (ACCS) in France. Red Cross tents are in the foreground with artillery shells are exploding just beyond them. Nurses and soldiers are in the foreground. An aircraft is overhead.

ART13334

Heavy artillery at J.H.

Heavy artillery at the Somme.

ART16636

Transport lines

Soldiers and horses at transport lines in the Somme area.

ART13331

Dead beat

A solitary soldier sits in the middle of the Somme landscape with his knees drawn up to his chin; his rifle and pack lay on his left side as he stares out into the distance across the solitary and barren landscape.

ART94231

Sketch for 'The stragglers'

A small group of servicemen in the right hand corner are watching their company marching off in the distance.

ART16635

Soldiers at the front

Depicts a group of soldiers traversing a battlefield at the Western Front.

ART91029

The road to the lines (autumn)

Depicts Australian soldiers traversing the road to the lines in the Somme, France. The landscape is marred by mud puddles and burnt out trees, evidence of the scars of war. Two soldiers make their way along the road on horseback while the remainder progress on foot in trench coats.

ART13333

Mt Savage

A scene during a battle in the Somme area in France of soldiers in trenches surrendering.

ART16640

Gibraltar, Pozieres

A desolate landscape at Pozieres, on the Somme battlefields, through which walk three figures carrying sandbags, passing by pill-box in the middle.

ART15468

Land girl with two-horse plough

Depicts a land girl ploughing a field with a two-horse plough with a mountain range in the background.

ART13342

The Butte de Warlencourt

A line of soldiers, vehicles and horses marching near the Butte-de-Warlencourt. This ancient mound near the village of Warlencourt, France, lay directly in the German front-line opposite the British at Le Sars during the severe winter of 1916-17. It accommodated a German garrison in deep dug-outs...

ART16816

Somme winter scene near Memetz Wood

The Australian AIF travel through the winter snow on the Somme near Memetz Wood. They carry duck boards and there are horses and carts in the distance, one cart appears to be partly burried beneath the snow.

ART15464

The duckboard track

Soldiers walking along a duckboard track over the war damaged landscape of Nonne Boschen, Menin Road area, Belgium.

ART13330

Bombardment of Pozieres, July 1916

Depicts soldiers standing in the right foreground, watching the artillery bombardment of Pozieres, France. The war damaged landscape contains barbed wire, shell holes and debris while shell bursts and explosions can be seen on the horizon. Of this work the original accompanying text noted; 'The...

ART00240

Diggers outside farmhouses

Australian soldiers outside two French farmhouses in the Somme Area, Western Front.

ART00232

Sketch of Waterlot Farm

Soldiers and carts at Waterlot Farm, Somme, France.

ART00243

Near the supply dump

Depicts two soldiers, one seated, one standing facing left - both have red flashes on sleeves of coat.

ART00213

Sergeant Stan McDougall, VC, MM

1st Australian Imperial Force, 47th Infantry Battalion; 4061 Sergeant Stanley Robert McDougall, VC, MM, 47 Btn AIF

ART02185

Road workers

A group of vehicles and soldiers pass by two road workers, Somme, France.

ART00215

The ruined barn

Depicts a small group of Australian soldiers in the lower right foreground walking through a war damaged landscape in France. In front of them are damaged trees and the remains of a damaged barn. Frank Crozier (1883-1948) worked as a decorator and clerk and attended the National Gallery of Victoria...

ART02188

Crossing rough road

A soldier with his helmet, pack and rifle walking through the debris of a war damaged landscape in France.

ART00226

Stretcher-bearers at work

In this open brown landscape ravaged by war, a man is carried by two stretcher bearers and a soldier carrying a flag. In the foreground two men wander in an open trench one with is head bandaged.

ART00233

On the road to Flers

Soldiers and horses on the road to fler, Albert Bapaume area, France. There is a tangle of barbed wire in the bottom left.

ART02180

Grave of a pal

Depicts a soldier standing beside the simple cross of a friend's grave, in a war damaged landscape. Frank Crozier (1883-1948) worked as a decorator and clerk and attended the National Gallery of Victoria School in Melbourne from 1905 to 1907. In March 1915 he enlisted with the 22nd Battalion AIF,...

ART00219

Through the saps to Pozieres

Soldiers wearing helmets and carrying rifles travelling across a snow covered battle field towards Pozieres. Frank Crozier (1883-1948) worked as a decorator and clerk and attended the National Gallery of Victoria School in Melbourne from 1905 to 1907. In March 1915 he enlisted with the 22nd...

ART00209

Sausage Valley

Depicts a view of the 1st and 2nd Australian Divisions in Sausage Valley, Pozieres, behind the front line on the Western Front, with soldiers, horses, medical supplies and artillery, while explosions can be seen on the horizon. Frank Crozier (1883-1948) worked as a decorator and clerk and attended...

ART00239

Diggers leaving their barn for the line

A group of Australian soldiers leaving their barn billet with their rifles, packs and helmets for front line.

ART00229

Diggers going into the line

Australian AIF soldiers in winter coats trapse in single file through the war damaged landscape of the Somme. Carrying their full personal equipment packs, duck boards and supplies, they survey a dismal scene.

ART00227

Grevillers

A cart drawn by six horses stands at the ready amongst a group of trees on the outskirts of the village of Grevillers, Albert Bapaume Area on the Somme, Western Front, France.

ART02182

In the snow

Depicts a landscape covered in a heavy snow. Soldiers are weighed down by heavy overcoats and horses are carted up as if in preparation for moving out. In the middle distance can be seen some shelters and along the horizon line are war damaged buildings and the remains of shell-shocked trees....

ART00210

Souvenir hunters

Souvenir hunters searching through the debris of a war-torn village in France.

ART00220

Working party in trenches

This depiction of the Western Front shows Australian soldiers on the move across the landscape littered with the remnants of battle. In the right foreground, a medical officer searches the battle ground for the wounded and an ambulance can be seen in the distance.

ART00238

Two diggers entering a destroyed village

Two Australian soldiers entering a war-torn French village on foot. In front of them are burnt trees, damaged buildings and a vehicle.

ART00228

Round the camp fire

Depicts a group of soldiers gathered around a camp fire.

ART00225

Transport in the mud

A soldier and horse walking through the mud and debris of the Somme.

ART02156

Digger with packhorse passing through ruins

An Australian soldier leads his pack horse through the war torn landscape of the Somme in Western France.

ART00234

Working party at Flers

Depicts a soldier walking through a badly war damaged landscape , surrounded by debris. In front of him is shell hole filled with water. Frank Crozier (1883-1948) worked as a decorator and clerk and attended the National Gallery of Victoria School in Melbourne from 1905 to 1907. In March 1915 he...

ART00212

The bombardment of Pozieres

The village of Pozieres held up the left flank of the Anglo-French offensive in the first battle of the Somme in July 1916. After being attacked several times without success it became a major objective. The subsequent fighting, in which the 1st and 2nd Australian Divisions were involved, was...

ART00222

Portrait of a Soldier

1st Australian Imperial Force, 3rd Australian Division, 41st Battalion; unidentified private soldier 41 Btn, 3 Div AIF, wearing tin (protective) helmet

ART00244

Tired out

Depicts a number of fatigued Australian soldiers , wearing greatcoats and helmets, seated on a hillock, or standing in the background, in a war damaged landscape in the Somme, France. Frank Crozier (1883-1948) worked as a decorator and clerk and attended the National Gallery of Victoria School in...

ART00214

Fatigue parties in the moonlight near Flers

Depicts a group of soldiers some carrying kit bags, one carrying some duckboard through a battlefield nears Flers at night. Frank Rossitor Crozier was a painter and illustrator. Born in Maryborough, Victoria he studied at the National Gallery School, Victoria from 1905-1907, winning prizes for...

ART00224

The mud of desolation

Depicts a soldier, carrying a pack, in the foreground, moving through a debris filled and war damaged landscape, on the Somme, France. He moves past the remains of a building. Other soldiers appear on the horizon in the background. Frank Crozier (1883-1948) worked as a decorator and clerk and...

ART00211

Troops marching through ruins

The work is composed of a large expanse of sky, and at the bottom of the image a war damaged landscape with troops marching through the ruins.

ART00231

The search for identity discs

Depicts a soldier in a muddy, war damaged landscape with wrecked buildings in the background, searching a dead body for an identity disc. Frank Crozier served in Gallipoli with the AIF in March 1915 and in France in January 1917 before being appointed an Official War Artist from September 1918...

ART00221

The stragglers

Four servicemen are group in the right lower corner of the picture, one seated. They look out across a valley to the horizon. Frank Crozier worked initially as a decorator and clerk before enlisting in the 22nd battalion, AIF in March 1915. He served in Egypt, at Gallipoli, where he contributed to...

ART00216

3rd Division Infantry crossing shell-hole country

The 3rd Division Australian Infantry crossing war damaged countryside, through mud and across duckboards in the Somme area, France.

ART00236

Near Delville Wood, 1916-17

Bomb damaged Delville Wood in the Albert Bapaume Area, Somme, Western Front. It is possible this is the painting Crozier is pictured working on in the photograph D00630.

ART02179

Shell burst

Two Australian infantry run from explosions on the Somme, France.

ART02169

On the way

Depicts a group of soldiers relaxing near trenches, in full marching order, wearing greatcoats and tin (protective) helmets.

ART02159

Winter near Flers

Depicts a number of Australian soldiers, wearing tin helmets and great coats , working in a war damaged landscape, during winter, near Flers. Frank Crozier (1883-1948) worked as a decorator and clerk and attended the National Gallery of Victoria School in Melbourne from 1905 to 1907. In March 1915...

ART02187

Albert Bapaume Road, Butte-de-Warlencourt, March 1917

A line of soldiers, ambulances, wagons and horses marching near the Butte-de-Warlencourt. This ancient mound near the village of Warlencourt, France, lay directly in the German front-line opposite the British at Le Sars during the severe winter of 1916-17. It accommodated a German garrison in deep...

ART02176

Diggers sitting in dugout

Depicts several soldiers, in uniform and wearing tin helmets, sitting in a dugout. One holds a candle to read a letter by. Frank Crozier (1883-1948) worked as a decorator and clerk and attended the National Gallery of Victoria School in Melbourne from 1905 to 1907. In March 1915 he enlisted with...

ART00235

Australians bathing near Querrieu, Somme 1918

Australian soldiers bathing in a river near Querrieu, in the Corbie Albert area, France.

ART02178

Snow scene near Mametz

Depicts an image of soldiers, wearing tin helmets and winter uniforms, with horses and supplies in a snow-covered valley near Mametz, a village near Pozieres in France. Frank Crozier (1883-1948) worked as a decorator and clerk and attended the National Gallery of Victoria School in Melbourne from...

ART02158

Troops relieved

Depicts several Australian soldiers, holding rifles, moving across a war damaged landscape at night. Beside them is a small fire or flare. Frank Crozier (1883-1948) worked as a decorator and clerk and attended the National Gallery of Victoria School in Melbourne from 1905 to 1907. In March 1915 he...

ART02181

Remains of the farmhouse

Remains of the farmhouse.

ART02175

Billeting

Farmhouses on the Western Front being used as billeting for soldiers. In the left foreground soldiers are leaving with supplies, and there is a dung heap in the right foreground.

ART02174

In the snow

A child observes three Australian infantry move in line across the Somme in winter, wearing trench coats and heavy laden packs.

ART02162

Early morning activities in camp

Soldiers washing up and getting ready for the day in an encampment in the Somme area.

ART02165

Death in the trenches

Two soldiers have been fired upon in their trench at the Somme. One has died and lays face down in the mud, the other stands upright but is bleeding and in pain.

ART02173

Outside the lines

An encampment and soldiers in the Somme area.

ART02163

The tank's first stunt, Flers 1916

Depicts battle scene with damaged tanks and buildings. Soldiers advancing into enemy lines.

ART02186

Ruins of Grevillers

Depicts soldiers walking through the war damaged landscape of Grevillers, Albert Bapaume area.

ART02177

Stretcher bearers at Pozieres

Depicts stretcher bearers carrying a wounded soldier through a war damaged landscape at Pozieres on the Western Front in France, while shell bursts and explosions can be seen on the horizon. Frank Crozier (1883-1948) worked as a decorator and clerk and attended the National Gallery of Victoria...

ART02168

Transports passing through a ruined village

Transports including soldiers, horses and wagons, passing through a war damaged village in the Somme.

ART00230

Private Record

Timeline

Date of birth 1883
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 1915-03-17 22 Battalion AIF
Date of embarkation 1915-05-10
Date of death 1948-10-22