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19446   Corporal Charles Edward Crooks
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 22/09/1896
Died: 16/04/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
Charles Crooks was the youngest son of John and Esther Crooks. He was born in Moneymore on 22nd September 1896. He was one of fourteen children, twelve surviving. The family moved to Antrim around 1898. By 1911, Charles had left school and was working as a cotton folder. His father was a linen worker. They lived in Muckamore. Corporal Charles Edward Crooks was serving with the 12th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on Tuesday 16th April 1918 in Belgium.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Panel 138-140
CWGC Casualty 841902
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks. The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 262
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1 1901 Census lists Crooks family 1901 census lists Charles Edward as age 4, living with the family at house 72 in Shanoguestown, Antrim Rural
2 1911 Census lists Crooks family 1911 census lists Charles Edward as age 14, living with the family at house 69 in Muckamore Town, Antrim Rural
3 Facebook Photo of Corporal Charles Edward Crooks
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Corporal Charles Edward Crooks
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
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