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- Biography -
- John (Jack) Edward Crouch -

Unknown person Name : John (Jack) Edward Crouch

Son of : James Edward Crouch (died 1939) and Florence Bertha Crouch (née Round) of Niton.

Born : 1912, Eastbourne, Sussex. (GRO registration Mar qtr 1912, Eastbourne 2b 95).

Married 26 Dec 1934, Lottie Simpkins, at St John's Church, Wroxall, Isle of Wight. One son, John William, born 1935.
  Electoral roll information :

1920 - 1925 : James and Florence Crouch are listed at 'near Rectory, Niton'.

1929 - 1938 : James and Florence Crouch are listed at Chessell Cottages, Shalfleet.

1938 : Lottie Crouch is listed at 1 Appuldurcombe Terrace, St. John's Road, Wroxall.
  Service Details :

Petty Officer P/JX 129986 John (Jack) Edward Crouch, Royal Navy, H.M. Submarine Odin.

  Casualty Details :

Died : 27 June 1940 aged 28.

Commemorated at : Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Brook St Mary's Church Parish Roll of Honour
Brook St Mary's Church War Memorial WW II
Mottistone SS Peter and Paul's Church Parish Roll of Honour
Mottistone SS Peter and Paul's Church Parish War Memorial WW II
Ventnor Holy Trinity Church South Wight Scouts War Memorial
Wroxall War Memorial

John Crouch's father, James Edward Crouch, served in WW I and is listed on the Niton Parish Hall Roll of Honour

John Crouch's brother-in-law, George William Henry Bagg, (husband to Florence Bertha Crouch, in Portsmouth, 1935), died in WW II and is also named on the Brook and Mottistone Rolls of Honour, although his name is not marked as having died.
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Friday, July 5, 1940 Page 3

WAR VICTIM. - The Admiralty have notified Mrs. Lottie Crouch, of St. John's Road, that her husband, Petty Officer John Crouch, has been killed. Sympathy is felt for her and her little son.
  Links :

H.M. Submarine Odin (Wikipedia article)
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 24 January 2014 (added to website)


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