Biography

Birth date: 03 April 1891
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Death date: 1965
Death place: Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Brunswick
Final rank: Lieutenant
Service number: 699 - First World War, 1914-1918
Unit: No. 2 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps

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.

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Acting Sergeant
  • Date of embarkation: 25 October 1916
  • Place of embarkation: Melbourne

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of embarkation: 25 October 1916
  • Place of embarkation: Melbourne

Published Collection

Item 41: Programme

Souvenir program for a concert held to entertain troops during the First World War. This program is for a performance by the Neptunes Concert Party aboard HMAT Medic on 5 October 1918. The cover features a watercolour of a ship at sea by Lieutenant Cyril Ednot Crooke of the Australian Flying Corps....

PUBS002/001/001/002/041

Item 42: Programme

Souvenir program for a concert party held to entertain troops during the First World War. This program is for the Neptunes concert party performance aboard HMAT Medic on 5 October 1918. The cover features watercolour illustrations of a sprig of eucalyptus, gumnuts and a bi-plane painted by...

PUBS002/001/001/002/042

Item 43: Programme

Souvenir program for a concert party held to entertain troops during the First World War. This program is for the Neptune's concert party performance aboard HMAT Medic on 5 October 1918. The cover features a watercolour of a ship at sea with a sprig of maidenhair fern. The watercolour illustration...

PUBS002/001/001/002/043

Private Record

Crooke, Cyril Ednott (Lieutenant, b.1892 - d.1965)

Collection relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant Cyril Ednott Crooke, Australian Flying Corps (AFC). Collection consists of a leather bound sketch book featuring detailed water colour paintings produced between 4 March 1918 and 24 September 1918. It depicts aeroplanes, troopships,... Maker: Crooke, Cyril Ednott

3DRL/2497 (With records)

Digitised Collection

Sketch book of Cyril Ednott Crooke, 1918

Sketch book relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant Cyril Ednott Crooke, Australian Flying Corps. The bound leather drawing book features detailed water colour paintings produced between 4 March 1918 and 24 September 1918. It depicts aeroplanes, troopships, Leeds Castle, Australian...

RCDIG0000352

Timeline

Date of birth 1891-04-03
Date of embarkation 1916-10-25
Date of death 1965