Reginald Clifford Croker

Memorial: Wickwar - Holy Trinity Church

Regiment: Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 10140

Parents: Henry and Elizabeth Croker (nee Sansum)

Home address: Bagstone, Cromhall, Nr Charfield

Date of birth: 1897

Place of birth: Eastville, Bristol

Date of death: 07/11/1915

Buried/Commemorated at: Thiepval Memorial (Ref. Pier and Face 9A 9B and 10B), France

Age: 18

Further information:

Reginald Clifford Croker was born in 1897 in Eastville in Bristol. His parents were Henry and Elizabeth Croker. His mother’s maiden name was Sansum. He had a brother, Walter, who also died in the war. He had 2 nieces called Gladys and Ivy Brown. In 1911 his family lived at Bagstone, Cromhall, near Charfield. His father had worked as a general labourer in a quarry and he was born in Bristol. His widowed (?) mother lived in the High Street, Wickwar. His surname sometimes appears incorrectly as Crocker in censuses

Reginald enlisted in Bristol and served with the 11th Battalion of the Warwickshire Regiment as a private. He died in November 1915 at the age of 18. He was awarded the Victory, British War and the 1914/15 Star medals

Reginald Cifford Croker is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial in France. He is also remembered on the Wickwar Holy Trinity Church Memorial, the Wickwar Village Hall Memorial and the Chipping Sodbury Cottage Hospital Memorial Board, which is now at Yate and District Heritage Centre

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Yate and District Heritage Centre and the book 'Lest We Forget' by Arthur Threlfall Searson. Forces War Records and CWGC