Wills & Estates - Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic) Sat 1 Dec 1917 - "William Reeves Crossman, of Mitiamo, farmer, left real estate valued at £1900 and personal property valued at £40, to his father and relatives."
Wills & Estates - The Age (Melbourne, Vic) Tue 27 Nov 1917 - "William Reeves Crossman, formerly of Mitiamo, farmer, late a member of the Australian Imperial Forces in France, who died on 26th September, left by will dated 8th April, 1916, estate of the value of £1890 realty and £40 personalty to his father and relatives."
Victoria Birth Index, 1837-1920 - registration #9127.1884
died on 1st day of attack. The battle of Polygon Wood was the Anzac component of a larger British and dominion operation staged as part of the third battle of Ypres. This operation was the second of the "Plumer Battles".
2394 - Private Crossman. 59th Battalion - Killed at Polygon Wood after the advance. Holding the line when an H.E. shell exploded near, a piece entering his body. Killed instantly. Buried near the front line trench near where he fell. (from an eye-witness)