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Eric Eugene Croker

  • Service number
    NZ391826 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW2 Sergeant AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Air Force, 41 Squadron, RAF AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
Mount Albert Grammar School exterior, Alberton Ave, Mount Albert Auckland 1025. Image provided by John Halpin 2013, CC BY John Halpin 2013
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eric Eugene AWMM
  • Surname
    Croker AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ391826 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    1 January 1917 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Electrical Apprentice/Civilian AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.M. Croker (mother), 18 Te Ra Road, Point Chevalier, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 12 Jul 1940 Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaign
    • Europe (Air) AWMM
    • 1940 Battle of Britain AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ391826 AWMM
  • Military service
    Civil Reserve of Pilots AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    260 Squadron, RAF AWMM

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • 1939-45 Star (Battle of Britain clasp) AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    6 Operational Training Unit AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW2 18 December 1939 AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    WW2 22 AWMM


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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Vessel was Rangitane AWMM
    Sergeant AWMM
    Royal Air Force, 111 Squadron AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Air Force, attached Royal Air Force AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Severe head Injuries were sustained in crash, admitted to Catterick Military Hospital where he later died. AWMM
    • Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of wounds received in an aircraft accident AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW2 Sergeant AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Air Force, 41 Squadron, RAF AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 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 crash

    Portrait 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


About death

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  • Age at death
    24 AWMM
  • Date of death
    1 June 1941 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Accidental Death AWMM
  • Place of death
    Yorkshire, England AWMM
  • Death notes
    Catterick Military Hospital, Yorkshire, England AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Catterick Cemetery, Yorkshire, England AWMM
  • Grave reference
    C. of E. Sec. Row M. Grave 18. AWMM
  • Memorial name
    Mount Albert Grammar School, Alberton Ave, Mount Albert Auckland 1025 AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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