Monday, 22 April 2013

Alexander Croal.

Alexander Croal, my 1st cousin 3x removed. He was my Great Grandmother Elizabeth Croal’s cousin.

Born: 1878, Scotland.
Arrived: 1883, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Died: 1916, Sydney. Aged 38.

He was part of the 19th Battalion of Newtown, NSW. He enlisted on 14 May 1915 (see enlistment form below). He left Australia for Egypt with the 2nd Reinforcements in June 1915. After 4 months at Gallipoli, Alexander was hospitalized with jaundice but later contracted pulmonary tuberculosis whilst in hospital at Helopolis. He was sent back to Australia in January, but died at the 4th General Hospital in Randwick, NSW on 14 July 1916.

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