WWI Victory Medal. Crook. 20Bn London Regiment. Head wound Bourlon Wood, Cambrai 1917. Peckham.



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Correctly named 6523 Pte J Crook 20-Lond R

John was born to William and Emily Crook in Peckham in 1888 We find them living at 3 Paradise Yard, High Street, Peckham in the census and he has given the same address when he enlisted in 1916 aged 28.

He enlists into the 3/20 Blackheath & Woolwich Battalion London Regiment. He is seen to change over to the 1/20th and is given a new service number 633308. He went overseas to France and Belgium in December 1916. He is seen to be injured in December 1917 and reports tell us he was wounded in the head by shrapnel and taken to hospital  around the 3rd of December. We see from the report he is serving as a member of C Company 20th London Regiment. They were at Bourlon Wood at the time fighting in the Third Battle of Ypres, Cambrai Operations.

After his recovery, we now find John as 328464, a pioneer in the 8th P Company, Royal Engineers.

A pension card for him show him to be deceased. Looking through records to find him, we think he died in 1927.

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