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George Crick was born in Ballarat and enlisted from there on 15th October 1915. He was 18 years old, single, and employed as a farmhand in the Windermere district. He joined the 23rd Infantry Battalion, with Regimental No. 4009. He listed his friend, Mrs L. Peterson, of Sturt Street, Ballarat, as his next of kin. He was killed in action in the area of Broodseinde, in Belgium, on the 3rd of October 1917. The battalion was involved in the Battle of Broodseinde the next morning. His name is recorded on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres, in Belgium. After his death his father successfully applied for his gratuity and medals, although George Crick had lived with Mrs Peterson since he was six years old. Tree No. 1205