Son of Frank S. Crossland, and of Florence Crossland, of Hargate Drive, Hale, Cheshire.
1/8th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers
Mentioned in Despatches
He was listed as 'wounded and missing' in the unit war diary during the evacuation at Dunkirk.
'Men packed like sardines and the sea dotted with all kinds of equipment. Dunkirk was frequently bombed and soon oil tanks and part of the town were ablaze, spreading a huge pall of smoke over the sky.'
Unit war diary: WO 167/781