H. H. Crocker
Service no. 203662
Private, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), 1st Battalion
Killed in action age 29 on 7 April 1917
Son of Horace Howard Crocker, of 52 Hoppers Road, Palmer’s Green, London; husband of Edith Maud Crocker, of 13 Tregothnan Road, Clapham, London.
Remembered at Arras Memorial, France
Information from the 1911 census
Herbert Howard Crocker, 23 in 1911, was working as a dairy manager at 2 Myrtle Cottages, Park Road in Hillingdon, Uxbridge, north London. The house had 4 rooms, including kitchen. He and his wife, Edith Maud Crocker, 21, had been married a year and had a one-month-old baby, Evelyn Elsie Crocker, born in the borough of Uxbridge. Herbert was born in Paddington; Edith in Halesworth, Suffolk.
Meanwhile, his parents Horace Howard Crocker and Clara Sophia Crocker were living at 8 Moat Place, Stockwell where Horace was a dairy manager and Clara “assisting in the business”. Their remaining 4 children lived with them.
Information from the 1901 census
In 1901 Herbert Crocker (given as Hubert H. Crocker on the transcription of the census) lived at 131 Sugden Road, Battersea with his family. Horace H. Crocker, 40, was a dairy manager born in St Pancras; Clara S. Crocker, 39, was born in Plumstead, Kent. Each of the children on the census was born in a different location: Horace A. Crocker, 17, an electrical engineer, was born in Finsbury Park; Herbert H. Crocker, 13, was born in Paddington; Frank G. Crocker, 8, was born in Brixton; Gerald Crocker, 4, was born in Wanstead, Essex; Bessie P. Crocker, 2, was born in Battersea. Alice M. Alton, 20, born in Battersea, lived in as a general domestic servant.