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Crocker, George Leslie (1911-1943)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.

 

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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

 

Details: George Leslie Crocker (1911-1943), born 24 February 1911, son of Brigadier-General George Delamain Crocker, C.B., and of Norah Crocker, of Chelsea, London (formerly of Astrop Grange, Kings Sutton, Banbury, later of Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire).

 

Attended Edgeborough School, Guildford, Surrey.

 

Attended Sherborne School (School House) September 1924-April 1929; Sergeant in OTC.

 

Royal Military College, Sandhurst.

 

WW2, Major, 6th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Awarded the Military Cross. Killed in action at Sangro River, Italy on 3 November 1943, aged 32.

 

Commemorated at:

Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy, VIII. E. 30. Inscribed on his headstone: ‘IN SACRED MEMORY’ www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2377630/crocker,-geor...

 

Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance.

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