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Full Name: David Crawford
Rank Last Held: Corporal
Forename(s): David
Surname: Crawford
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 80679
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Trooper
Occupation before Enlistment: Farm hand
Next of Kin: Mr A J Crawford (father), Waikoikoi, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Waikoikoi, New Zealand
Military District: Invercargill
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 8th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Anti Tank Brigade
Embarkation Date: 12 December 1942
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Aquitania
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 9
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 92
Campaigns: Italy
Last Unit Served: 20 Armoured Regiment
Place of Death: Italy
Date of Death: 4 July 1944
Age at Death: 24
Year of Death: 1944
Cause of Death: Died on active service
Cemetery Name: Cassino War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference: X. J. 3.
Biographical Notes: David Crawford was the son of Adam James Crawford and of Ruby Crawford (nee Gray), of Waikoikoi, Otago, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Portrait, Weekly News
Sources Used:
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942)
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