Croker, J R
JAMES RICHARD CROKER
Remembered with honour Watford (Vicarage Road) Cemetery: Plot D, Row 5, Grave 298.
He enlisted in Canning Town, London; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died at the Military Hospital, Eastbourne, Hants, of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, James’ Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of William Charles and Edith (nee ONSLOW) CROKER of Watford.
His parents married 18 May 1885 at St Anne’s, Bermondsey, Surrey. William died 1938 in Watford aged 81, and was buried 31 May in Vicarage Road Cemetery; Edith died 1955 in Watford aged 92, and was buried 29 March, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
James was born 1895 in Bermondsey, and baptised 9 August 1895 at Corpus Christi Mission Church, Camberwell, London. He resided in Watford, and was buried 3 August.
On the 1901 Census, aged 5 he lived in East Ham, Essex, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a labourer in an oil works (recorded as Richard) aged 15, he lived in Silvertown, London, with his parents and three siblings.
Date of death28/07/1918
Age at death23
Place of death
NotesHis brother William died 27 March 1917 and also features on this Roll of Honour
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)