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Royal Arrtilliery look up please

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cane Report 19 Oct 2017 14:48

Please could some-one look up this for me,it is on premium membership only on Ancestry..So sorry but I don't have premium,.
This young man: Richard crook
age 18
Birth date:abt 1881
birth Birth place,:st lukes, Lancashire
service start year:1899
Regiment:Royal artilliery
Reg Number:183/R A
Atestation paper-Y
Even if only to rule him out


KathleenBell Report 19 Oct 2017 18:38

This is from Findmypast:-

First name(s) Richard
Last name Crook
Birth year 1881
Birth parish St Lukes
Birth town Manchester
Birth county Lancashire
Birth country England
Service number 183
Regiment Royal Artillery
Year 1899
Attestation date 29 Jun 1899
Attestation age years 18
Attestation service number 183
Attestation corps Royal Artillery
Discharge corps Royal Artillery
Document type Attestation
Series Wo 97 - Chelsea Pensioners British Army Service Records 1760-1913
Archive The National Archives
Archive reference WO 97
Box 4612
Box record number 131
Record set British Army Service Records

There is nothing on the image that tells you his next of kin or address. He was a collier by trade.

He had a scar on the back of his left hand.
5ft. 4 1/2 inches tall
Weight 139 lbs.
Chest 34" to 36.5"
Fresh complexion
Hazel eyes
Brown hair.
Religion Wesleyan

Looks like he was imprisoned for 14 days at some point in his service. I can't understand what it says about why.

Kath. x


cane Report 20 Oct 2017 15:27

Thank you Kathleen
The collier has clinched it for me...Yes thank you so does appear to be my man
Kind regards x


greyghost Report 24 Oct 2017 14:22

From the FMP documents

Original NOK - Father Cornelius Crook, address not known and Mother Jane Crook 109 Wickentree Lane, Failsworth, Lancs

Changed to Wife Martha Ann Crook nee Mason who is noted to be with husband.
Married Register Office, Prestwich, Lancs 27 October 1906. Witnesses ME Mason and T or F Mason. Noted as married whilst a Reservist


Eileen Report 22 Nov 2017 20:11

Manchester parish records
Richard Crook baptised 19/8/1881 born 3/3/1881
son of Cornelius and Jane. Father Horse Slaughterer


Eileen Report 22 Nov 2017 20:23

Also parish records
Cornelius Crook 24 labourer mSarah Jane Carvell ( trans as Carbell,but doesn't look like that ) spinster 20 both of 2 Fletcher Street. His father William Crook,smith
her father William Carvell Bricklayer
Newton Heath All Saints 1/7/1877

No other marriage for Cornelius listed.


cane Report 10 Oct 2018 14:44

Thank you greyghost and Eileen...Thanks