Topic: Edwin Luther Crossman

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From research done in 2008 by Wairarapa College Year 12 history assignment on Wairarapa soldiers who died in World War One.

Full name: Edwin Luther Crossman
Date of birth: 
Serial number: 33313
Occupation before enlistment: Ploughman
First known rank: Private
Embarkation date: 19 January 1917
Place of embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Body on embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary force
Embarkation unit: 21st Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company
Last unit served: Wellington Infantry Regiment
Rank last held: Private
Place of death: Havrincourt, France
Date of death: 13 September 1918
Cause of death: Killed in action
Cemetery name: Grevillers (New Zealand) Memorial

Biographical notes:

Son of Mr and Mrs J Crossman of England.

Obituary: Wairarapa Daily Times, 8 October 1918: "Mr J. Moore of Archer Street, Masterton, has received cabled advice to the effect that Private E.L. Crossman is reported as missing since September 13th."

Wairarapa Daily Times, 26 February 1919: "News has been received from Base Records that Private E.L. Crossman who was first reported to be missing on September 13th last, is now reported to have been killed in action on that date."

Student researcher: Victoria Bates


Edwin Luther Crossman

First Names:Edwin Luther
Last Name:Crossman