Thomas Ray Crooks

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First name: Thomas

Middle name: Ray

Last name: Crooks

Personal information:

Sergeant on enlist, Lieutenant on NR, embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee, 11 Febr. 1915 and served in the 13th and 45th Battalions. He took part in campaigns in the Dardanelles, France and Belgium and was wounded in action in France, 6 Aug. 1916. He was awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, Mar. 1917. He returned to Australia 13 Mar. 1918

Ward diary, 6 October 1914 - 28 July 1915
Diary of Eric Harford Ward

More than just this dairy (which is incredibly moving), it's the stories you piece together by reading other material in our collection. While on duty, Eric Ward wrote several letters to his home town paper The Bathurst TimesYou can even get a small glimpse of his life after the war with mention of a wedding. These documents are like pieces of a puzzle that together show a picture of a man who went to war and, thankfully, returned home.
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