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Eric Eugene Croker

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Mount Albert Grammar School exterior, Alberton Ave, Mount Albert Auckland 1025. Image provided by John Halpin 2013, CC BY John Halpin 2013

Mount Albert Grammar School exterior, Alberton Ave, Mount Albert Auckland 1025. Image provided by Jo …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eric Eugene AWMM
  • Surname
    Croker AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ391826 AWMM
    • WWII 391826 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Europe (Air) AWMM
    • 1940 AWMM
      Battle of Britain AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ391826 AWMM
    • WWII 391826 AWMM
  • Military service
    Civil Reserve of Pilots AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    6 Operational Training Unit AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 18 December 1939 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Electrical Apprentice/Civilian AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • 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

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

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 June 1941 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    YorkshireEngland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Catterick Cemetery, Yorkshire, England AWMM C. of E. Sec. Row M. Grave 18. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Mount Albert Grammar School, Alberton Ave, Mount Albert Auckland 1025 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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Contributors

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17 November 2017KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher

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