Hugh Anthony Rupert Crookham
Location: St Peter and St Pauls Church, Church Terrace, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE13 1BL
Details on Cross:
41 (carved into the top of the cross)
LIEUT. H.A.R. CROOKHAM,
DIED 3RD AUGUST 1915
Crookham left England after nine months and became a Lieutenant, two weeks later he received serious injuries including a fractured knee and a serious head wound in Flanders. In a newspaper cutting kept by the Head Porter, James Hoppett, it says that he was removed from the battlefield to the 82nd brigade Ambulance “where the operation of trepanning was performed.” Unfortunately the operation was not successful and he contracted meningitis from which he died on 4th August 1915.
Information on the Cambridgeshire regiment website (weblink)
Information on Jesus College Website (weblink)
Photos from Peter Bryant with thanks. His website is first world war on this day and it’s well worth a look.