Crook, M C
MERVIN/MERVYN/MURVYN CECIL CROOK
Remembered with honour Tyne Cot Memorial: Panel 148 to 150.
He enlisted in Shepherd’s Bush, London, and was formerly Private 5500 3rd (City of London) Battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was presumed killed in action. Unfortunately, Mervin’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Mary Ann (nee LISTER) and the late George Charles CROOK; husband of Mabel Florence (nee HEATH) CROOK.
His parents married 11 February 1872 in Staplefield, Sussex. George died 6 April 1901 in Leighton Buzzard, Beds, aged 56; Mary died 1924 in Watford aged 71, and was buried 20 March in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford.
Mervin was born 1889 in Leighton Buzzard, and married 1916 in the Hammersmith, London, district; they had one child. He resided in Watford.
On the 1891 Census, aged 2 he lived in Leighton Buzzard, with his parents and 11 siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 12 he still lived in Leighton Buzzard, with his parents and 11 siblings. On the 1911 Census, a baker aged 22, he was a boarder in South Ealing, Middx.
Unit2nd/3rd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers)
Date of deathon or since 26/10/1917
Age at death28
Place of death
- 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)