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Service number 5989

John was returned to Australia due to his age and Rheumatism in his shoulders. He continued to live in the district including Narre Warren and Clyde. Returned to Australia on the 10thMarch 1918. Discharged on the 14thJune 1918.

Died on the 1st June 1933 at Melbourne, Victoria. Buried in June 1933 at Berwick Cemetery.

The Argus (2ndJune 1933)

“Crowley – On the 1st June at Alfred Hospital, John eldest son of the late John and Jane Crowley, brother of Jane (Mrs Battersby, deceased), Kate (Mrs Edebohls, deceased), William, Heb, Minnie (Mrs Sutton), Norman, David and Bessie (Mrs Addison), late AIF.”

Name CROWLEY, John
Service Number 5989
Rank Private
Roll 5 Infantry Battalion 13-23 Reinforcements (December 1915-November 1916)
Conflict First World War 1914-1918
Embarked 28thJuly 1916
City Melbourne
Ship HMAT Themistocles A32
Age 45 years
Birth Place 1871, Berwick, Victoria
Father John Crowley, Berwick, Victoria
Mother Jane Ellen (Asling) Crowley
Religion Church of England
Occupation Labourer
Residence Upper Ferntree Gully PO, Victoria
Enlisted 13thApril 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Height 5 feet, 9¼ inches
Complexion Fresh; Eyes- Blue; Hair- Brown