William Richard Croucher (1899-1967)

Dates

Birth: 6 March 1899 South Stoneham, Hampshire, UK
Father: Richard Croucher 1862-1938
Mother: Hannah Birch 1862-1908

Christening: Unknown

Marriage: October-December 1923 South Stoneham, Hampshire, UK
Wife: Amelia Elizabeth Rogers [Ashby] 1891-1976

Death: 20 August 1967 141 Monks Way, Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK

Children

Irene Nancy Croucher [Harrison] 1924-1999
Richard William C Croucher 1925-1977
Maise E Croucher [Welch] 1930-a1958
Charles J Croucher 1933

Notes

Birth of William Richard Croucher in FreeBMD in April-June 1899 in S Stoneham (2c 63).

In the 1901 census as William R Croucher aged 2, born in Eastleigh, Hampshire, and living with his parents (Richard and Hannah), brother (Alfred H), and two sisters (Blamche A and Delcie M) at 82 Market Street, Eastleigh, Hampshire.

His mother died in South Stoneham in 1908.

In the 1911 census as William Croucher aged 12, born in Eastleigh, Hampshire, and living with his widowed father (Richard), brother (Alfred) and two sisters (Blanche and Dorothy) in five rooms at 49 High Street, Eastleigh, Hampshire.

Marriage of William R Croucher and Amelia E Ashby in FreeBMD in October-December 1923 in S Stoneham (2c 180).

Two entries in Ancestry UK, Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services, 1848-1939 for William Richard Croucher No. 42949 born 6 March 1899 in Eastleigh, Hampshire, joined 6 March 1917 for 12 years, height 5ft 6.75 in, chest 36 in, brown hair, hazel eyes, fresh complexion, served Victory 1 Boy II 10 August 1915, Impregnable 29 October 1915, Prince George 13 March 1916, Pembroke 1 15 September 1916, Phoierpine? 4 December 1916, able seaman Dalhousie 6 January 1918, Gnat 1 April 1918, Colombo 8 September 1918, Victory 1 12 November 1919, Osborne 31 January 1920, Queen Elizabeth 7 January 1921, Victory 1 13 May 1924, Dolphin 4 September1924, Victory 1 1 April 1926 Furiuos (Fleet Air Arm) 1 September 1926 to 1 January 1929, and Ports Division born 6 March 1899 in Eastleigh, Hampshire, a milk boy (note that dates in the index are 1829 to 1840 and of course should be 1929 to 1940), able seaman, served on Victory I 1 January 1929, St Vincent 31 January 1929 Victory 1 (mobilized) 28 September 1938, demobilized 3 October 1938, Victory 1 27 August 1939, Victory 3 1 October 1939 to 1 April 1940, but an added note states Released Cochrane II 5 October 1945.

His first two children were born in Portsmouth in 1924 and 1925, daughter in Eastleigh in 1930 and son in Winchester in 1933.

His wife was living with her son and one other at 49 Wilner Road Eastleigh in the 1939 England and Wales Register.

Death of William R Coucher in FreeBMD in July-September 1967 aged 68 in Southampton (6b 696).

Entry in Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995 for William Richard Croucher died 20 August 1967 in Hampshire, probate 11 March 1968 in Winchester. "Croucher William Richard of 141 Monks Wy Eastleigh Hants died 20 August 1967 Administration Winchester 11 March. £1337."

Five entries in Ancestry Public Member Trees for William Richard Croucher.

Relationship

William Richard Croucher was the third great grandson of Richard Croucher.

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