Croker, W C
WILLIAM CHARLES CROKER
Remembered with honour Etaples Military Cemetery: Plot XXII, Row C, Grave 2.
He enlisted in Stratford, Essex, and was formerly Private 5646 2nd Battalion, London Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, William’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of William Charles and Edith (nee ONSLOW) CROKER; husband of Florence Maud (nee TRUSTRUM) CROKER) of Limehouse, London.
His parents married 18 May 1885 at St Anne’s, Bermondsey, London. William died 1938 in Watford aged 81, and was buried 31 May in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Edith died 1955 in Watford aged 92, and was buried 29 March, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
William was born 23 August 1893 in Bermondsey, and baptised 15 September 1893 at St Bartholomew’s, Camberwell, London. He married 22 January 1916 at St Paul’s, Bow Common, London. He resided in Stepney. Florence remarried 20 September 1924 at St Anne’s, Limehouse, to George Thomas William POWELL, and possibly died 20 May 1982 in Dagenham, Essex, aged 88.
On the 1901 Census, aged 7 he lived in East Ham, Essex, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a labourer in flour mills aged 17, he lived in Silvertown, London, with his parents and three siblings.
Unit2nd/2nd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers)
Date of death27/03/1917
Age at death23
Place of death
NotesHis brother James died 28 July 1918 and also features on this Roll of Honour
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