William Roy Elwin Croucher (1894-1916)

Dates

Birth: 28 September 1894 Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia
Father: John William Croucher 1869-1947
Mother: Ellenor Sarah Davis c1866-1933

Christening: Unknown

Marriage: Believed not married

Death: 19 July 1916 Fromelles, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Record: Panel 10, V.C. Corner, Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

Children

None known

Notes

Entry in Ancestry Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922 for William R E Croucher born in 1994 in Leichhardt, New South Wales, parents John W and Ellenr S Croucher.

Entry in Ancestry Australia, WWI Service Records, 1914-1920 for William Roy Elwin Croucher aged 20, born in Leichhardt, New South Wales, mother Eleanor Sarah Croucher, enlisted as 3272 at Liverpool, New South Wales.

Entry in Find a Grave for Pvt William Roy Elwin Croucher died 19 July 1916, listed on Panel 10, V.C. Corner, Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.

There are eight entries in Ancestry Public Member Trees adding the date of birth as 28 September 1894 and parents as John William Croucher and Ellenor Sarah Davies.

Entry in Australian War Memorial for William Roy Elwin Croucher panel 157.

Entry in A Street Near You for Private William Roy Elwin Croucher, Son of John William and Ellinor Sarah Croucher, of Myall St., Merrylands, New South Wales. Native of Leichhardt. Died: Wednesday 19 July 1916 (aged 21) in France.

Entry in The Syney Morning Herald Friday October 5 1917 "Killed (Previously Reporting Wounded and Missing) [...] Wm(William) Roy Elwin Croucher, Tempe, 19/7/16".

The following was at http://mc2.vicnet.net.au/home/phaydrew/web/crou-bap.html

Tom Croucher in Australia states that John William Croucher's "first son, William (but known as Roy), was killed in France in WW1".

Leichhardt is 5 miles WSW of Sydney and Granville 12 miles west of Sydney

Relationship

William Roy Elwin Croucher was the third great grandson of George Croucher.

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