Ernest Gerald CROOKS

Male 1922 - 1995  (73 years)


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  • Name Ernest Gerald CROOKS 
    Born 30 Jan 1922  Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 3 Sep 1941 to 30 Oct 1945  [1
    World War 2 

    • Name: CROOKS, ERNEST GERALD
      Service: Australian Army
      Service Number: 4337 (SX14330)
      Date of Birth: 30 Jan 1922
      Place of Birth: BROKEN HILL, NSW
      Date of Enlistment: 03 Sep 1941
      Locality on Enlistment: ADELAIDE, SA
      Place of Enlistment: ADELAIDE, SA
      Next of Kin: CROOKS, GRACE
      Date of Discharge: 30 Oct 1945
      Rank: Corporal
      Posting at Discharge: 2/8 AUS IND COY
      Prisoner of War: No
      Honours: None for display
    Military Service 22 May 1966 to 2 Apr 1967  [2
    Vietnam War 

    • Veteran Details
      Name: CROOKS, Ernest Gerald
      Service: Australian Army
      Service Number: 4337
      Date of Birth: 30 Jan 1922
      Place of Birth: BROKEN HILL NSW AUSTRALIA
      Rank: Lieutenant
      National Service: No
      Corps: Royal Australian Infantry Corps
      Honours: None for display
      Unit History
      Unit Name: 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment     
      Start Date: 22 May 1966
      End Date: 02 Apr 1967
    Honours 20 Jun 1968  [3
    Military Service 

    • Ernest Gerald Crooks
      Service number: 4337
      Rank: Temporary Captain
      Unit: Royal Australian Infantry Corps
      Service: Army
      Honour: Queen's Birthday Honours
      Conflict/Operation: Period 1960-1969
      Award: Member of the Order of the British Empire
      Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: 20 June 1968 on page 3368 at position 3
      London Gazette: 8 June 1968 on page 6334 at position 11
    Died 23 Sep 1995  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cremated 27 Sep 1995  Springvale Botanical Cemetery, 600 Princes Hwy, Springvale, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Ernest Gerald Crooks

      Date of birth: 30 January 1922
      Date of death: 23 September 1995
      Date of service: 27 September 1995
      Service provided: Cremated
      Funeral director: Australian War Graves
      Tenure expiry date: In perpetuity - for all time.
      Cemetery: Springvale Botanical Cemetery
      Cemetery area: Gardenia
      Cemetery location: Gardenia, Wall B, Niche 32
    Person ID I11112  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2021 

    Family Ann MOORCROFT,   b. 13 Dec 1924, Salvation Army Hospital, Breakfast Creek, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 2004, Bethlehem Hospital, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Engaged 13 Jan 1945  [5
    • Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954), Saturday 13 January 1945, page 12

      ENGAGEMENTS

      MOORCROFT— CROOKS.—  The engagement is announced of Ann (A.W.A.S), eldest daughter of Mr.-Mrs. A. A. Moorcroft, of Cessnock, N.S.W., to Cpl. Ernest Gerald (A.I.F.), eldest son Mr.-Mrs. G. E. (Ern) Crooks, of Col. Light Gdns., Adel.
    Married 16 Jun 1945  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F6676  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Jan 1922 - Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Jun 1945 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Sep 1995 - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCremated - 27 Sep 1995 - Springvale Botanical Cemetery, 600 Princes Hwy, Springvale, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S72] WW2 Nominal Roll [database on-line], (http://www.ww2roll.gov.au), Australian Army, Service Number: 4337 (SX14330).

    2. [S1025] DVA nominal rolls, (https://nominal-rolls.dva.gov.au/), Vietnam War, Australian Army, Ernest Gerald Crooks, service no. 4337.

    3. [S221] Australian War Memorial, (http://www.awm.gov.au), Ernest Gerald Crooks, 4337, Member of the order of the British Empire award.

    4. [S623] Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust, (http://smct.org.au/deceasedsearch), Springvale Botanical Cemetery.

    5. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1945 'Family Notices', The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954), 13 January, p. 12. , viewed 22 Jan 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article43236694.

    6. [S4] NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, (http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au), 7027/1945, CROOKS ERNEST GERALD and MOORCROFT ANN, SYDNEY.