The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lieutenant P J W Crocker


Lieutenant Percival James Wilberforce CROCKER, 2nd Battalion,  (attached 1st / 5th Battalion), Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died, 16th November 1918, age 33.

Born 1883, December Quarter, Rochford Registration District.

1908, June Quarter, Rochford Registration District, married Maud Gibbons Smith, of " Bercen," 742, London Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.

1911 Census - 32 Scratton Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex - Percival James Wilberforce Crocker, head, age 27, married, art decorator, building trade, born Southend-on-Sea, Essex; Maud Gibbons Crocker, wife, age 27, married 3 years, two children, both still alive, born Bow; Doren Lillian Crocker, daughter, age 1, born Southend-on-Sea, Essex; Bernard Percival Crocker, son, age 3 months, born Southend-on-Sea, Essex; Flora Maud Twin, servant, age 17, single, domestic servant, born Terling, Essex.

1917 April, posted to India; posted Mesopotamia where he was taken ill with smallpox, died in Hospital.

14th August 1919, Probate - Crocker Percival James Wilberforce, of 30 York Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, Second Lieutenant  Royal West Kent Regiment, died 16th November 1918, at Baghdad, Mesopotamia. Administration London 14th August to Maud Gibbons Crocker, widow. Effects £175.

He is remembered on the family grave at Southend, Sutton Road Cemetery, Essex.

Buried at  Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, VII. J. 1., Iraq.

London Gazette 15th February 1917

Royal West Kent Regiment - Cadet Percival James Wilberforce Crocker to be temporary 2nd Lieutenant  (attached).  - 25 January 1917.

University of London, Officer Training Corps Roll of War Service


Lieutenant Royal West Kent Regiment City and Guilds College died on 16th November 1918 buried at Baghdad.

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