Crombie, James Frederick

Personal Details

First nameJames
Middle nameFrederick
Date of birth24/10/1881
Place of birthGreen Hills Longreach
Date of death30/03/1942
Age at death61 years


Son of James Crombie & Isabella Harriet Cameron

Husband of Amy Gladys Kirk Flower m.02/04/1913

Father of –
John Flower b.22/01/1914
Peter Kirk b.24/01/1922 d.02/10/1942 (WWII)

War Records


ServiceAustralian Army
Service number16393
Date of enlistment21/08/1917
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Qld
Next of kinAmy Gladys Kirk Crombie (wife)
Date of discharge22/07/1919
Posting at discharge2nd Mechanical Transport

First World War Unit Embarkation Rolls -


Embarked HMAT Runic 22 March 1918 from Sydney.
Enlisted in the MT [Mechanical Transport] Reinforcements (May 1917-July 1918)

Station manager, married, 35 years


Cemetery Record

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CemeteryBeryl, Muttaburra
LocationBush Graves
AddressBeryl, Muttaburra

Crombie, James (1881–1942)

The death occurred suddenly on Monday of last week of Mr James Crombie, aged 61 years. Mr Crombie was a member of a family associated with the early colonisation of Central-western Queensland. He was born at Greenhills, near Longreach, in 1881. which property is still owned by members of the Crombie family. He resided at Beryl, in the Muttaburra district, a resumption of Kensington Downs, since 1909, the property being selected in 1893.

He had taken three of his children, one of whom was travelling south to enlist, to catch Monday’s mail train at Chorregon, and at the time of his death, was returning alone to Beryl. He passed Marita apparently in good health, and when he did not reach Beryl later a party set out and found him dead in his car about three miles from the homestead. The three children were taken off the train at Dartmouth, and returned to Beryl.

Mr. Crombie served in the Great War and was a member of the Muttaburra sub-branch of the R.S.S.A.I.L.A. He was also a member of the Longreach Club. He is survived by his widow, formerly Miss Flower, daughter of Mr. John Henry Flower, of Brisbane, and a family of nine children, four of whom are with the fighting services. The remains were interred at Beryl, Rev. W. R. Roberts officiating at the graveside.
[Source: http: DEATH OF MR J. CROMBIE. (1942, April 8). Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 – 1954), p. 1. Retrieved August 23, 2014, from]