Born: 1888, Sproughton, Suffolk.

Died: 21st November 1918; age 30; Sickness – Prisoner of War – Chemnitz, Germany.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 15th August 1914.

Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 7299; Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Berlin South-Western Cemetery,






1891   Ipswich Road, Sproughton, Suffolk.


Alfred was 3 years old and living with his twin sister, their widowed mother & step siblings.

Ann Crooks (nee Stannard), 36, a Laundress, born Ipswich.

Alice Emma Crooks, 10, born Ipswich.

John Crooks, 8, born Ipswich.

Frederick Thomas Crooks, 6, born Ipswich.

Ethel Crooks, 3, born Sproughton.


1901   4, Sproughton Road, Ipswich.


Alfred was 14 years old he was living with his mother, step father & step siblings.

William Fenn Whiting, 38, a Carrier for Builder, born Hemingstone, Suffolk.

Ann Whiting, 45.

John Crooks, 18, a Carrier for Builder.

Frederick Crooks, 16, a Carrier for Builder.

William Fenn Whiting, 9, born Ipswich.

(Lizzie) Elizabeth Whiting, 6, born Ipswich.


1911 Egypt


Alfred was 23 years old, a Soldier ranked Private for the 1st Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment.


Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion:

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