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Harry CROSS possible Anzac veteran
« on: Saturday 13 June 20 18:31 BST (UK) »
Hi

I am not sure if I am doing this right, but here goes!

I am researching a friend's grandfather Harry CROSS, born 17 Jul 1884, all she knows is that her mother Muriel Allington CROSS was born in Australia in 1921.  She returned to the UK aboard the SS Borda arriving on 6 Sep 1923, with her father. mother Eva Alice nee ALLINGTON, and brother Harry Roscoe CROSS.

Harry and Eva married in Kings Norton, Warwickshire in 1917 and their son Harry R was born on 13 Dec 1919, in Kings Norton.  Some time after this event the family went to Australia, I haven't found any details of this as yet.

Family stories (not sure if a reliable source) say that Harry served in both the Australian and UK forces. I am not sure where the service records for Australian military personnel are kept or how to access them.  Can anyone help please



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Re: Harry CROSS possible Anzac veteran
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 14 June 20 01:44 BST (UK) »
https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/SearchScreens/BasicSearch.aspx

WWI records for Harry Cross, wife Eva Alice, can be found here - he signed up in 1915 in NSW and gave his mother as his next of kin, but later this was changed to his wife.

The records contain an extract of his marriage to Eva, and some details of medicals and of his movements during the war.
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Re: Harry CROSS possible Anzac veteran
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 14 June 20 02:47 BST (UK) »
This appears to be the most detailed account of the Zealandic bringing the troops and their families home.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/213609424

Arrival in NSW.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/117723249

It stopped at Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney, and then went on to New Zealand.

Debra  :)


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Re: Harry CROSS possible Anzac veteran
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 14 June 20 03:02 BST (UK) »
https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/SearchScreens/BasicSearch.aspx

WWI records for Harry Cross, wife Eva Alice, can be found here - he signed up in 1915 in NSW and gave his mother as his next of kin, but later this was changed to his wife.

The records contain an extract of his marriage to Eva, and some details of medicals and of his movements during the war.

Welcome to Rootschat.  :)

Here is the military record:

https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=3468787

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Atkinson; Badier; Cameron; Grant; Howie; Jardine; Jenkins; Kerr; Lawardorn; Lee; Linton; Lonie; McConnell; Morgan; Morrison; Murphy; O'Leary; Paton; Pratt; Robb; Williams

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Re: Harry CROSS possible Anzac veteran
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 14 June 20 03:52 BST (UK) »

FreeBDM        https://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl
Leeds Vol 9B page 570  DecQ 1883
ROSCOE Elizabeth Ann S     marr.    CROSS Thomas


Census 1891    11 Arthington Terrace  Leeds Yorkshire
CROSS Elizabeth A S      29y   widow sewing machinist     b. Leeds Yorkshire
CROSS Harry         son     6y                                          b. Hunset Yorkshire
ROSCOE Elizabeth  mother   widow   67y  living on own means  b. Mannion Northumberland

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Re: Harry CROSS possible Anzac veteran
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 14 June 20 08:23 BST (UK) »
Wow! Thanks, it’s my first time searching for Australians and you guys turned up trumps. My friend will be over the moon with this information..

I thought he might have been born in Yorkshire but this proves my assumption was right..

Gill

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Re: Harry CROSS possible Anzac veteran
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 14 June 20 09:53 BST (UK) »
His mother’s death?

CROSS, ELIZABETH  ANN SARAH  91 
GRO Reference: 1953  D Quarter in LICHFIELD  Volume 09B  Page 158

Birth:

CROSS, HARRY mmn ROSCOE 
GRO Reference: 1884  S Quarter in HUNSLET  Volume 09B  Page 287

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Re: Harry CROSS possible Anzac veteran
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 14 June 20 10:39 BST (UK) »
Elizabeth A S ROSCOE/CROSS family.

Dec 1844 Kettering 15 582
RUSCOE William   
TILLEY Elizabeth

I can’t find them in 1861.

1851: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGBV-BD1

1871: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KD6P-YV7

1881, mother with son John: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27T-6T18

1881, Elizabeth A S with siblings: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27T-XK8T

RUSCOE, WILLIAM mmn TILLEY 
GRO Reference: 1845  S Quarter in HUNSLET  Volume 23  Page 315

RUSCOE, JOHN  THOMAS mmn TILLEY 
GRO Reference: 1848  J Quarter in KETTERING  Volume 15  Page 278

RUSCOE, THOMAS mmn TILLEY 
GRO Reference: 1850  S Quarter in KETTERING  Volume 15  Page 280

RUSCOE, EZRA mmn TILLEY 
GRO Reference: 1853  M Quarter in HUNSLET  Volume 09B  Page 211

RUSCOE, HANNAH  MARIA mmn TILLEY 
GRO Reference: 1856  J Quarter in HUNSLET  Volume 09B  Page 290

RUSCOE, FREDERICK  ARTHUR mmn TILLEY 
GRO Reference: 1858  J Quarter in HUNSLET  Volume 09B  Page 199

RUSCOE, MARY  JANE FRANCES mmn TILLEY 
GRO Reference: 1860  M Quarter in HUNSLET  Volume 09B  Page 209

RUSCOE, ELIZABETH  ANN SARAH mmn TILLEY 
GRO Reference: 1861  D Quarter in HUNSLET  Volume 09B  Page 200

RUSCOE, JAMES  WALTER BENJAMIN mmn TILLEY 
GRO Reference: 1864  J Quarter in KIRKSTALL  Volume 09B  Page 236

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Re: Harry CROSS possible Anzac veteran
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 14 June 20 11:39 BST (UK) »
Thanks, I can't find them in 1861 either.