Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
Coagh - Those That Served
40645   Private Samuel Henry Crooks
Dated added: 31/05/2017
Last updated: 12/05/2019
Personal Details
Royal Garrison Artillery (British Army)
 (Survived The War)
Samuel Crooks was the son of Thomas and Jane Crooks. He was born about 1893 in Tyrone. He was one of at least four sons. His father was a farm labourer. By 1911 his mother was a widow. Samuel Crooks joined the army around 1913. Gunner Samuel Henry Crooks served with the Royal Garrison Artillery. He was a gunner in the 86th Trench Mortar Battery. A report from September 1917 states that Gunner Crooks had been wounded.
Read more on Private Samuel Henry Crooks
Local Memorial Details
No Memorial Name Townland
1 Coagh Orange Hall - WW1 Panel 1 (Served) Coagh
2 Kingsmills Orange Hall Roll of Honour WW1 (Served) Coagh
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists Crooks family Lists Samuel Henry as age 8, living with his family at house 9 in Edernagh, Coagh, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Crooks family Does not list Samuel as living with his family at house 5 in Tullyveagh, Red Row Village, Coagh, Tyrone
3 Brother - John Crooks Also served in the the war
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Coagh & District in WW1