Born: 1899, St. Giles, Reading, Berkshire.
Died: 28th March 1917; age: 18; at Ipswich Hospital.
Residence: Reading, Berkshire.
Enlistment Location: Reading, Berkshire.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 71462.
Regiment: Household Cavalry & Cavalry of the Line, Berkshire Yeomanry, ‘A’ Coy 2nd/1st.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Charles Crook, Reading, Berkshire.
1901 2, Eagle Court, St. Giles, Reading, Berkshire.
James was 2 years old and living with his parents & brothers.
Charles Crook, 34, a Labourer – Brewery, born Bassildon, Berkshire.
Esther Crook (nee Collins), 29, born Reading.
Charles B. Crook, 12, born St. Giles, Reading.
Frederick William R. Crook, 6, born St. Giles, Reading.
George Albert Crook, 4, born St. Giles, Reading.
Alfred Crook, 1 month, born St. Giles, Reading.
1911 98, Blenheim Gardens, Reading, Berkshire.
James was 12 years old and living with his widowed father, siblings and cousin.
Charles, 45, a Brewer’s Labourer.
Blanche Collins, 27, Housekeeper – at home, born St. Giles, Reading.
Charles, 22, a General Labourer.
Frederick, 16, a Factory Labourer.
George, 14, an Errand Boy.
Violet May Crook, 6, born St. Giles, Reading.
James’s mother, Esther Crook died 1909, Reading. His father, Charles Crook died 1917, Reading.
Soldiers’ Effects to Charles Brook – father and later to Frederick Crook – brother.