Warwick Erle Crothers

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Crothers, Private Warwick Erie no. 1685

17th Battalion, formerly 20th Battalion 2nd Reinforcements

“Warderron” Floss Street, Hurlstone Park.

Telephone Machinist.

Born at Maitland 1891, son of George E. & Mary A.H. Crothers

Enlisted at Liverpool 23/5/1915, aged 24.


Church of England.

Next of kin, mother, Mrs G.E. Crothers, “Warderron” Floss Street, Hurlstone Park.

Living at Railway Cottage, Coolamon, at enlistment.

Sailed from Sydney 19/6/1915 per HMAT A61 Kanowna.

Casualty list DT 16/5/1916 Returned to duty.

Returned to Australia 4/6/1919.

Married Mary A. Jones 1931.

Australian War Memorial record available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1891230/ [accessed 25/11/2016].

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002