Eric Eugene Croker 1917 - 1 June 1941 Key details Contribute › Service numberNZ391826 AWMM Also known as ForceAir Force AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeSergeant (Pilot) AWMMRoyal New Zealand Air Force, 41 Squadron, RAF AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesEric Eugene AWMM SurnameCroker AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service numberNZ391826 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth1 January 1917 AWMM Place of birthAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Birth notesAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMElectrical Apprentice AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistment Next of kin on embarkationMrs E.M. Croker (mother)18 Te Ra RoadPoint ChevalierAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 12 July 1940 AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Campaigns ForceAir Force AWMM Service numberNZ391826 AWMM Military unitsRoyal New Zealand Air Force, attached Royal Air Force AWMMRoyal Air Force, 111 Squadron AWMM260 Squadron, RAF AWMM Military serviceRoyal New Zealand Air Force, attached Royal Air Force AWMMRoyal Air Force, 111 Squadron AWMM260 Squadron, RAF AWMM Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards1939-45 Star (Battle of Britain clasp) AWMMWar Medal 1939-1945 AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training6 Operational Training Unit AWMM EnlistmentWW2 AWMM18 December 1939 AWMMNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM22 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM12 July 1940 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMM12 July 1940 AWMMRoyal New Zealand Air Force AWMMRangitane AWMMSergeant AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesAccidental DeathCause of Death AWMMDied of wounds received in an aircraft accident AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankSergeant (Pilot) AWMMRoyal New Zealand Air Force, 41 Squadron, RAF AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Eric Croker was the son of Eric Arthur Croker, and of Ethel Maude Croker, of Point Chevalier, Auckland, New Zealand.Suffered mortal injuries after a training plane crashPortrait in Wynn, K. (1981). The Battle of Britain: 10 July- 31 October 1940. Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death24 AWMM Date of death1 June 1941 AWMM Cause of deathAccidental Death AWMM Place of deathYorkshireEngland AWMM Death notesCatterick Military HospitalYorkshireEngland AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameCatterick CemeteryYorkshireEngland AWMM Grave referenceC. of E. Sec. Row M. Grave 18. AWMM Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Eric Eugene Croker by laying a poppy. Basil Warren Croker Cyril Hendry Croker Eric Eugene Croker Eric Robert Irving Croker Ernest James Croker Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Eric Eugene Croker Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources UsedPapers Past. Digital New Zealand Newspapers.http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspastSources UsedPapers Past. Digital New Zealand Newspapers.http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspastSources UsedBattle of Britain, a website.http://www.raf.mod.uk/bob1940/bobhome.htmlFurther ReferenceBattle of Britain Historical Society, a website.http://www.battleofbritain1940.net/Further ReferenceAir Casualties Evening Post, Volume CXXXI, Issue 139, 14 June 1941, Page 11http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=EP19410614.2.78&srposFurther Reference DocumentsWynn, K. (1981). A clasp for "The Few". Auckland. N.Z.: Author. AWMMThe Evening Post AWMMWynn, K. (1981). A clasp for "The Few". Auckland. N.Z.: Author. AWMMWynn, K. (1981). p. 96-97 AWMMMartyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.