Henry Archibald Basil CRULLER

Regimental number31401
Date of birth27 August 1895
Place of birthKeri Keri, Bay of Islands
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20.11
Height5' 10.5"
Weight182 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs W Cruller, Kaeo
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 July 1916
Place of enlistmentTrentham
Rank on embarkationCorporal
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, 19th Reinforcements, J Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 November 1916
The Infantry component of the 19th Reinforcements left New Zealand on board two ships, 'Maunganui' and 'Tahiti'. It is not possible from the Nominal Rolls to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankRifleman
Final unit2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsTyne Cot Memorial (New Zealand Apse, Panel 7), Zonnebeke, Belgium
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Rufus Cruller and Annie Kathrine Cruller, of Keri Keri, Auckland. Native of Kaeo, North Auckland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Wellington, 15 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 29 January 1917, and marched into Sling Camp.

Admitted to Tidworth Military Hospital, 24 May 1917 (no details recorded); discharged to duty, 6 June 1917.

Qualified as Signaller, 31 August 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 1 October 1917; joined 2nd Bn, NZ Rifle Brigade, in the field, 8 October 1917, and posted to C Company, and relinquished appointment as Lance Corporal.

Reported missing, 12 October 1917.

Court of Enquiry, 27 April 1918, concluded: 'Killed in action, 12 October 1917.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNominal Roll Vol. 2: Roll 45, p. 14
Archives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 21005288

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