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John Crook

In memory of:

Private John Crook

October 8, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

172135

Age:

28

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

3rd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

September 28, 1888
Birkenhead, England

Enlistment:

August 16, 1915
Toronto, Ontario

Commemorated on Page 72 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY
Somme, France

Grave Reference:

I. A. 4.

Location:

Miraumont is a village about 14.5 kilometres north-north-east of Albert and the Cemetery is some 3 kilometres south of the village on the east side of the road to Courcelette (D107). The ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY is signposted in the centre of Miraumont.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of JOHN CROOK– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Pte. John Crook enlisted in Toronto's 83rd Battalion, C.E.F. on August 16th, 1915.  He was subsequently assigned to the  3rd Battalion, Central Ontario Regiment.  In grateful memory.
  • Newspaper Clipping– This article mentions Pte. John Crook, 172135, who died on October 8th, 1916.  Pte. John Crook was born in Birkenhead, northwest England, on September 28th, 1888.  He indicated on his Canadian military attestation that he worked as a carpenter and had prior military experience with the 1st Cheshire Regiment.  He enlisted in Toronto on August 16th, 1915 with the 83rd Battalion CEF.  His brother was Pte. Stephen Henry Crook, 285366,  who enlisted with the 220th York Rangers in Toronto on May 29th, 1916.  Pte. S. H. Crook was also born in Birkenhead, England, on December 24th, 1886 and worked as a painter. (Source:  Military Attestations, National Archives of Canada).
  • Memorial– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Circumstances of death registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada. CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames: CRABB TO CROSSLAND Microform Sequence 24; Volume Number 31829_B016733. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 168. Page 683 of 788. Exhumed from between Pys and Le Sars, 6 3/4 miles North East of Albert and re-interred in ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY.
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  • Grave marker

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