Birth: 9 November 1890 Victoria Road, Aldershot, Hampshire, UK
Father: William Croucher 1848-1934
Mother: Harriett Grover 1850-1902
Marriage: July-September 1928 Bournemouth, Hampshire, UK
Wife: Sophie (Sophia) Primrose Nash 1898-1931
Death: After 1928
Birth of Rupert Cecil A Croucher in FreeBMD in October-December 1890 in Farnham (2a 103) which included Aldershot.
In the 1891 census as Rupert C A Croucher aged 4 months, born in Aldershot, Hampshire, and living with his parents (William and Harriett), three brothers (Herbert, Leonard and William) and sister (Etty May) in Victoria Road, Aldershot, Hampshire.
In the 1901 census as Rupert Cecil Croucher aged 10, born in Aldershot, Hampshire, and living with his parents (William and Harriet), and sister (Hetty May) at 90 Victoria Road, Aldershot, Hampshire.
His mother died in Alton in 1902.
In the 1911 census as Cecil Rupert Crowcher (sic - in the index, Croucher on the original) aged 20, born in Aldershot, Hampshire, single, a shop assistant at a stationer, and boarding with David Hare (aged 50, born in Bourne, Lincolnshire and a carter for the town council), his wife (Emma aged 60, born in Willingham, Cambridgeshire, married for 20 years with no children) and Cecil's father (William Crowcher) in four rooms at 2 Spring Gardens, Castle Street, Guildford, Surrey.
Entry in Ancestry British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920 for Rupert Albert Cecil Croucher aged 19 years 4 months, born in Aldershot, Hampshire, a stationer's porter, address 5 Springfield Road, Guildford, next of kin William Croucher, father, at same address, height 5 ft 2.5 in, chest 33.5 + 2.5 in, joined the Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment as Private 2065 on 13 March 1914, but discharged on 7 December 1914 on being found medically unfit for further military service approved at Guildford on 14 December 1914.
Entry in National Archives for Rupert Cecil Albert Croucher born on 9 November 1894 No 5282 Royal Marines Divisional Engineers: Deal enlisted 29 September 1915 at Blandford, born in Aldershot, Hampshire, a labourer, a Congregationalist, height 5 ft 5 in, pale complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, discharged 31 January 1917.
Entry in National Archives for Rupert Albert Cecil Croucher DEPOT/S/5282, Z/2394 Ordinary Seaman born on 9 November 1895, address 30 Drummond Road, Guilford, Surrey, next of kin William Croucher, father, of same address, connot swim, out of work, a Congregationalist, height 5 ft 3in, brown hair, blue eyes. June 1915 Attched to 1st Battalion (1/0/1143) 5 October 1915 Discharged to Divisional Engineers.(6/D/112.).
Entry in Ancestry British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920 for Rupert A C Croucher Royal North Devon Yeomanry, Royal Engineers 5282, 236194
Entry in Ancestry UK, WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls, 1914-1920 for Rupert A C Croucher Sapper 236194 Royal Engineers previously R.N.D. (E) 5282., Royal Engineers. 236194. Spr. British War Medal and Victory Medal
Marriage of Rupert A C Croucher and Sophie P Nash in FreeBMD in July-September 1928 in Bournemouth (2b 1854).
His wife died in Bournemouth in 1931.
Entry in Jersey Heritage for Rupert Albert Cecil Croucher born 9 November 1892 and registered at 4 Taunton Place, Wesley Street, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands on 8 January 1941.
There are seventeen entries in Ancestry Public Member Trees for Rupert C(ecil) A Croucher.
Rupert Cecil Albert Croucher was the third great grandson of William Croucher, and also grandnephew of Edmund Croucher, husband of Eliza Othen, sister of Moses Othen, husband of Ellen Shrubb, my first cousin three times removed.
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