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Cross, George Leslie (4254)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 18 years 9 months

Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 13 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 4254            view online service record

109 Esplanade West
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Edith Cross (mother)
109 Esplanade West
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 7 March 1916
Ship: HMAT Wiltshire A18
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion – 10th Reinforcements

KIA: Thursday, 4 October 1917
Place: Belgium

Private, 21 Infantry, killed in action 4 October, 1917, Belgium, age 21, commemorated Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium.

Parents: James (late) and Edith CROSS, born Port Melbourne, educated SS Port Melbourne, family then at 170 Dow Street. Enlisted with mother at 109 Esplanade West, shown as earlier rejected in 1915 as medically unfit while serving with the Senior Cadets. No known grave. Eldest son, “sisters and brother”. Noted both parents were deceased by 1923, circular prepared by AWM staff.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

G L Cross is listed on the Roll of Honour for the Port Melbourne Branch of the Protestant Alliance Friendly Society (PAFS)

1917 ‘PORT P.A.F.S.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 20 January, p. 3. , viewed 29 Dec 2016,

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