Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
Coagh - Those That Served
40645   Private Samuel Henry Crooks
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Dated added: 31/05/2017
Last updated: 12/05/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service:
Royal Garrison Artillery (British Army)
Died:
 (Survived The War)
Age:
Summary
Samuel Crooks was the son of Thomas and Jane Crooks. He was born about 1893 in Tyrone. He was one of at least four sons. His father was a farm labourer. By 1911 his mother was a widow. Samuel Crooks joined the army around 1913. Gunner Samuel Henry Crooks served with the Royal Garrison Artillery. He was a gunner in the 86th Trench Mortar Battery. A report from September 1917 states that Gunner Crooks had been wounded.
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Local Memorial Details
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1 Coagh Orange Hall - WW1 Panel 1 (Served) Coagh
2 Kingsmills Orange Hall Roll of Honour WW1 (Served) Coagh
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Crooks family Lists Samuel Henry as age 8, living with his family at house 9 in Edernagh, Coagh, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Crooks family Does not list Samuel as living with his family at house 5 in Tullyveagh, Red Row Village, Coagh, Tyrone
3 Brother - John Crooks Also served in the the war
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Coagh & District in WW1
2018-2020