Sidney Herbert Croucher (1891-1969)


Birth: 3 September 1891 69 Londesborough Road, Southsea, Hampshire, UK
Father: (Frank) Alban (Allan) Thomas Croucher 1855-1891
Mother: Emily Jane Cawdery (Caudery, Cordery) [Hale (Hales)] 1863-1945

Confirmation: 1911 Melcombe Regis, Dorset, UK

Marriage: April-June 1918 Billericay, Essex, UK
Wife: Lillian (Lillian) Maud (Maude) Dainty 1894-1963

Death: 3 April 1969 299 Highbury Grove, Cosham, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK


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Birth of Sidney Herbert Croucher in FreeBMD in July-September 1891 in Portsea (2b 5-9). His father had died on 7 March 1891 in Ballyglass, Belmullet, Mayo, Ireland, and his mother returned to Southsea soon afterwards, but is not in the 1891 census.

In the 1891 census as Sidney Croucher aged 9, born in Southsea, Hampshire, and living with his uncle and aunt (Mark and Caroline Robinson) and his brother (Frank) in three rooms at 8 Dorset Place, Weymouth, Dorset. Another family lived at the same address.

In the 1911 census as Sidney Croucher aged 19, born in Southsea, Hampshire, single, a boatbuilder, and living with his uncle and aunt (Mark and Caroline Robinson) in five rooms at 32 Spring Gardens, Weymouth, Dorset. Another person lived at the same address.

Entry in Ancestry Dorset, England, Church of England Confirmations, 1850-1921 for Sidney Herbert Croucher of 32 Spring Gardens aged 19, a shipwright, confirmed in 1911 in Melcombe Regis.

Entry in Ancestry UK, Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services, 1848-1939 for Sidney Herbert Croucher born on 3 September 1891 in Portsmouth, a shipwright, engaged on 12 October 1914 height 5 ft 8.5 in, chest 39 in, dark brown hair, blue eyes, fresh complexion, served on Victory II to 30 October 1914, Fisguard to 14 March 1915, Victory 2 to 18 March 1915, Royalist to 20 January 1920, Courageous to 25 May 1921, Monarch to 20 July 1921, Canterbury to 30 September 1921, Courageous to 23 August 1922, Victory II to 28 May 1923, Excellent to 11 June 1923, Fisgard to 3 September 1923 and Malaya to 31 December 1923.

Marriage of Sidney H Croucher and Lilian M Dainty in FreeBMD in April-June 1918 in Billericay (4a 1031).

Entry in Ancestry UK, Naval Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1972 for Sidney H Croucher M 9969 Royalist awarded Star, Victory Medal, British War Medal 1914-1920 World War 1.

Entry in Ancestry All Web: UK, Royal Naval Officers' Service Records Index, 1756-1931 for Sidney Herbert Croucher born on 3 September 1891, enrolled on 1 January 1924 as a Shipwright Lieutenant

There are seventeen entries in Ancestry All UK, Navy Lists, 1888-1970 results for Sidney Herbert Croucher from 1924 to 1949 as a warrant shipwright, changing to a commissioned shipwright in 1934, changing to a shipwright lieutenant in 1941.

Entry in Ancestry UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 for Sidney H Croucher aged 47, a shipwright in the RN, arrived in London on 7 October 1938 on Corfu, P and O Steam Navigation Company Ltd from Malta, address 88 Compton Road, North End, Portsmouth, accompanied by Lilian M Croucher (wife?).

In the 1939 England and Wales Register as Sidney H Croucher born 3 September 1891, married, a Commissioned Shipwright RN H M S Vernon (Shore Establishment), and living with no Name in the index, Lilian M Croucher on the original, at 299 Highbury Grove, Portsmouth, Hampshire.

His mother died in 1945 and left effects of £163;543 17s 4d to Sidney Herbert Croucher shipwright lieutenant R.N.

His wife died on 27 October 1963 at 3/5 Brading Avenue, Southsea but her residence was 299 Hibjhbury Grove, Cosham, Portsmourh, and left effects of £7760 17s. to her husband, Sidney Herbert Croucher retired shipwright lieutenant RN.

Death of Sidney Herbert Croucher, born in March 1891, in FreeBMD in April-June 1969 in Portsmouth (6b 1345). I think this is an error - and should be 3 September, but the 3 has been interpreted as the month.

Entry in Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995 for Sidney Herbert Croucher died 3 April 1969 in Portsmouth, probate 22 July 1969 in London. "Croucher Sidney Herbert of 299 Highbury Gro Cosham Portsmouth died 3 April 1969 Probate London 22 July. £13539".

There are twelve entries in Ancestry Public Member Trees for Sidney Herbert Croucher born in March 1891 in Hampshire, parents Alban Thomas Croucher and Emily Jane Cawdery, three adding his marriage to Lilian Maud Dainty in June 1918 in Billericay, Essex, and his death in Portsmouth in June 1979.


Sidney Herbert Croucher was the uncle of David Reginald Croucher, husband of Patricia Ann Ashford, my half third cousin once removed.

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