Lieutenant Cyril Ednott Crooke

Service number 699
Ranks Held Acting Sergeant, Lieutenant, Private
Birth Date 1891-04-03
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Death Date 1965
Death Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Brunswick
Final Rank Lieutenant
  • Australian Flying Corps
  • Australian Flying Corps
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War, 1914-1918

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.



Date of birth 03 April 1891
Date of enlistment 20 January 1916
Date of embarkation 25 October 1916
Date returned to Australia 24 August 1918
Date of death 1965