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cane Report 7 Nov 2017 13:43

William Henry Crook
Male:Born 5 August 1878
Baptism Date:
5 Jan 1879
Baptism Place:
St. Andrews, Manchester, Lancashire, England
Josiah Crook
Mary Crook
I am looking for the above person..His last where abts was on the 1911 census as William crook with his mother Mary crook.and living in Salford .Please could someone have a look on Military for me please...Many thanks


KathleenBell Report 7 Nov 2017 18:58

There is this one Gwen (but no image to go with it) but he did join with the Salford Pals:-

Salford Pals 1914-1918 Transcription

First name(s) William Henry
Last name Crook
Service number 17721
Rank Private
Regimental number on roll 17721
Battalion 19th (Service) Battalion
Company C Company
Platoon Platoon No X
Service record WO 363
Record set Salford Pals 1914-1918
Category Military, armed forces & conflict
Subcategory First World War
Collections from England, Great Britain

Kath. x


KathleenBell Report 7 Nov 2017 18:58

This is his medal card:-

Medal Index Cards Transcription
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First name(s) William H
Last name Crook
Year 1914-20
Service number 17721, 222210
Second service number 222210
Rank Private,Private
Second rank Private
Regiment Lancashire Fusiliers, Labour Corps
Second corps Labour Corps
Service record Soldier Number: 17721, Rank: Private, Corps: Lancashire Fusiliers
Second service record Soldier Number: 222210, Rank: Private, Corps: Labour Corps
Image link
Country Great Britain
Medal type British Army Medal Index Cards, 1914-1920
Archive reference WO372/5
Archive reference description Campaign Medal Index Cards and Silver War Badge Cards
Record set Britain, Campaign, Gallantry & Long Service Medals & Awards

Kath. x


KathleenBell Report 7 Nov 2017 19:02

His army record is on Findmypast but I can't remember how to save them and forward them to you. If no one else gets them for you I will get my son to do it for you when he comes in later tonight.

I imagine it is the correct person as his wife is Isabella Greenhalgh.

EDIT - have now sent the images of the service record.

Kath. x


cane Report 8 Nov 2017 10:43

Awww no way :( sorry to say , its the wrong one Kathleen
I saw this one with spouse Isabella. they are on the 1911 census (but not mine sorry)..My William is with his mother mary crook (nee Hulme) and uncle Richard crook.His father josiah did a runner two decades ago...
He is good at hideing
Many thanks for the help luv x


AustinQ Report 8 Nov 2017 16:02

Are you sure you have the details correct? There is this one with mother's maiden name Hulme- but he was born 1877

CROOK, WILLIAM HENRY (Mother's maiden name: HULME)
GRO Reference: 1877 D Quarter in CHORLTON Volume 08C Page 755

Perhaps the parents forgot when he was born?!


cane Report 8 Nov 2017 17:08

Thanks AustinQ I have never seen this (is it a baptism) before..


AustinQ Report 8 Nov 2017 17:44

No- it's the from the birth index on the GRO- they now give mother's maiden names prior to 1911.

So it means his actual birth (as recorded on his birth certificate) was 1877


cane Report 9 Nov 2017 19:21

£6 for a pdf...A bargain :)