Lieutenant Cyril Ednott Crooke
Birth date: 1891-04-03
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Death date: 1965
Death place: Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Brunswick
Cyril Ednott Crooke was born at South Yarra, Victoria on 3 April 1891 to parents James and Leura. A graduate of studies in agriculture, he was 24 years old when he enlisted in Melbourne on 20 January 1916. Crooke was assigned to the No. 2 Squadron of the Australian Flying Corps and departed Melbourne aboard HMAT Ulysses on 25 October 1916. In early 1917 Crooke graduated as a pilot and later that year was promoted to the rank of second lieutenant and then lieutenant. Cyril Crooke served as a pilot until returning to Australia on 24 August 1918.