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.

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Rolls and Awards

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

Timeline

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