John Henry CROMPTON

John Henry Crompton Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
England
Resided
Elimbah
Occupation
Farmer
Enlisted
06-December-1915
Place
Brisbane
Age
40
Status
Single
Service No
73
Rank
Private
Unit
42nd Battalion, A Company
Embarked
05-June-1916
Place
Sydney
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
04-October-1917
Place
Zonnebeke, Belgium
Cemetery or Memorial
Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium
Notes

Name on ROH: J. COMPTON

 

John Crompton landed in France in November 1916 then spent several months in and out of hospital in France and England with dysentery and enteritis. He returned to France in June and re-joined his unit in August. Six weeks later in Belgium he was reported missing in action. In May 1918 a Court of Enquiry found he had been killed in action near Zonnebeke on 4 October 1917. His body was never found.

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