|Place of birth||Taree, New South Wales|
|School||Failford Public School, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Failford, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Father, Robert Croker, Failford, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Newcastle, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||30th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/47/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||30th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Amiens, France|
|Age at death||24|
|Place of burial||Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row B, Grave No 7), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Robert and Sarah CROKER, Failford, New South Wales|
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 2005 Pte Robert CROKER, 30th Bn, returned to Australia, 13 February 1917; 394 Pte Wyllie CROKER, 20th Bn, killed in action, 28 September 1917.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 16 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 23 March 1916.
Taken on strength, 30th Bn, Ferry Post, 1 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Reported missing, 20 July 1916.
Note on Form B103: 'Unofficially reported Prisoner of War by German List of 4-11-16 recd. by Wounded & Missing Enquiry Bureau [Australian Branch, British Red Cross Society].'
Note on file, 13 March 1917: 'Identification Disc received from Germany. No particulars were afforded except that Soldier was deceased.'
Now reported 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916' (Death Report from Germany).
German note on file: 'Croker H. austr. Sold. 30. Batl. Nr. 2010 in Gegend Fromelles am 19.7.16. gefallen.'
Red Cross File No 840402 has statement from 759 Pte F. SCHOLES, Machine Gun Section, 30th Bn (patient, 6th General Hospital, Rouen), 7 December 1916: Informant 'was told by Pte C.R. Daws of C. Co. 9 pl. that he had seen Croker killed at Fromelles on the 19th or 20th July. It was in No Man's Land and we did not hold the ground.'
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalOriginally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 2), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CROKER Harry
Red Cross file 840402