William James Croucher (c1874-1904)


Birth: Circa 1874 Canada
Father: William Croucher 1850-1935
Mother: Harriett Spier 1852-1936

Christening: Unknown

Marriage: Unknown
Wife: Unknown

Death: April-June 1930 City of London, UK




His sister was born in Canada in 1876 but the next was born in Binsted in 1877.

In the 1881 census as William J Croucher aged 7, born in Canada, and living with his parents (William and Harriett), and three sisters (Agnes A, Bertha M and Harriett A) at the Straits, Binsted., Hampshire

His brother and two sisters were born in Binsted from 1881 to 1885, and two brothers in Bramshott in1887 and 1890.

In the 1891 census as William James Croucher aged 17, born in Canada, single, employed as a grocer's assistant, and living with his parents (William and Harriet), three brothers (Charles Alfred, Harry Edward and Henry George) and three sisters (Bertha Mary, Edith Minnie and Florence Ethel) in four rooms at Woolmer? Villas, Conford, Bramshott, Hampshire.

In the 1901 census as William James Grouches (sic - in the index, Croucher on the original) aged 29, born in Benstead (sic - on the original), Hampshire, single, employed as a sergeant in the army service corps in the Grandby Parade Barracks, St Aubyn, Devonport.

Entry in Ancestry UK, Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Soldier Service Records, 1760-1920 for William James Croucher aged 30 Army Service Corps Y/10708 discharged 1903.

Death of William James Croucher in FreeBMD in April-June 1904 aged 30 in London City (1c 14).

There are three entries in Ancestry Public Member Trees for William James Croucher, however two put his birth in St Johns Wood, London and death in St Helens in 1939


William James Croucher was the grandnephew of Eliza Othen, sister of Moses Othen, husband of Ellen Shrubb, my first cousin three times removed.

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