Alban Thomas Joseph Croucher (1885-1917)


Birth: 21 February 1885 65 Maysoule Road, Battersea, Wandsworth, Surrey, UK
Father: (Frank) Alban (Allan) Thomas Croucher 1855-1891
Mother: Emily Jane Cawdery (Cordery) [Hales] 1863-1945

Christening: 26 April 1885 St Peter, Battersea, Surrey, UK

Marriage: January-March 1885 Wareham, Dorset, UK
Wife: Mabel Stares 1893-1961

Death: September 1917 Bere Regis, Dorset, UK
Burial: 12 September 1917 Bere Regis, Dorset, UK


Eileen M Croucher 1914


Birth of Alban Thomas J Croucher in FreeBMD in April-June 1885 in Wandsworth (1d 625).

Entry in Ancestry London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 for Alban Thomas Joseph Croucher baptised on 26 April 1885 in Battersea St Peter, Wandsworth, parents Alban Thomas and Emily Jane Croucher. "Baptisms solemnized in the Parish of St Peter, Battersea in the County of Surrey in the year One thousand eight hundred and eighty five [...] 1885 April 26th Born February 21st No. 1473 Alban Thomas Joseph, parents Alban Thomas, a Carpenter, and Emily Jane Croucher (Cawdery crossed out) of 65 Maysoule Road."

His brother Leonard was born in Chatham in 1887, Frank in Mayo in 1890, and Sidney in Southsea in 1891.

I cannot find him in the 1891 census when I assume he was living in Ireland as his father died in County Mayo in 1891 although his brother Sidney was born in Southsea in the middle of the year.

In the 1901 census as Allen S Croncher (sic - in the index, Allan J Croucher on the original) aged 16, born in Clapham, London, a printer's apprentice, and living with his mother (Emily J Croncher) in four rooms at 23 Mary's Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Entry in Ancestry UK, Railway Employment Records, 1833-1956 London, Brighton and South Coast 1902-1913 Locomotive, Carriage, Wagon Depts for Alban T Croncher (sic - in the index, Alban J Croucher on the original) born on 21 February 1885 and appointed a cleaner at Fratton on 29 Jul 1902 pay 2s 2d.

In the 1911 census as Alban Thomas Croucher aged 26, born in Clapham, London, single, formerly a railway engine fireman with LBSC Railway (London, Brighton and South Coast) and living with his mother (Emily Jane) and brother (Frank William) in four rooms at Merton House, St John's Road, Fratton, Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Marriage of Alban T J Croucher and Mabel Stares in FreeBMD in January-March 1914 in Wareham (5a 478).

His daughter was born in Wareham in 1915.

Death of Alban T J Croucher in FreeBMD in July-September 1917 aged 32 in Wareham (5a 276).

Entry in Ancestry Dorset, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-2001 for Alben (sic) Thomas Joseph Croucher on 12 September 1917 aged 12 (sic) in Bere Regis, Dorset. "Burials in the parish of Bere Regis in the County of Dorset in 1917 [...] Alban Thomas Joseph Croucher of Bere Regis September 12 1917 aged 32".

There are nine entries in Ancestry Public Member Trees for Alban Thomas J Croucher born on 21 February 1885 in Battersea, Wandsworth, parents Alban Thomas Croucher and Emily Jane Cawdery, one adding his death in September 1917 in Wareham, Dorset. Heather Galerpt has an entry for Alban Thomas Joseph Croucher with similar information adding his marriage in January 1914, and his death on 12 September 1917 in Bere Regis, Dorset.


Alban Thomas Joseph Croucher was the uncle of David Reginald Croucher, husband of Patricia Ann Ashford, my half third cousin once removed.

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