Willie Croucher (1895-1972)

Dates

Birth: 27 May 1895 Gayndah, North Burnett, Queensland, Australia
Father: Thomas Croucher 1848-1932
Mother: Elizabeth Ann Jones 1864-1918

Christening: Unknown

Marriage: 2 January 1924 Queensland, Australia
Wife: Jean Stewart Marshall c1895-1978

Death: 18 October 1972 Gayndah, North Burnett, Queensland, Australia
Burial: 20 October 1972 Gayndah Cemetery, Gayndah, North Burnett, Queensland, Australia

Children

Faye Croucher [Kimber] 1929-1982
Colin Ray Croucher 1932-2009

Notes

Entry in Ancestry Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922 for Willie Croucher on 27 May 1895 in Queensland, parents Thomas Croucher and Elizabeth Ann Jones (5713 001402).

Entry in Ancestry Australia, WWI Service Records, 1914-1920 for Willie Croucher, born in Gayndah, Queensland, an engine driver and motor mechanic, aged 21 years, 1 month, height 5 ft 10.25 inches, weight 162 lbs, chest 35/38 in, dark complexion, brown eyes, black hair, scar on left wrist, required dental treatment, had been in 15th A L H (Gaynah) for 2.5 years, discharged due to inability to attend owing to civil employment enlisted as 3014, 7 Reinforcements 52nd Battalion, in Maryborough, Queensland, father Thomas Croucher of Riverton Grove, Gayndah, Queensland, dated 14 June 1916. He embarked in Brisbane on 27 October 1916, disembarked Plymouth on 9 January 1917, was in hospital in March 1917, sailed from Southampton to France on 17 September 1917, returned to Port Melbourne on 5 September 1919.

There are two entries in Ancestry Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 for Willie Croucher, a labourer, address Riverton Grove, Gayndah, Wide Bay, Queensland in 1916 and 1919, other occupants Thomas and Elizabeth Anne Croucher (parents?), Francis William Croucher (brother?), and Magie Scott Croucher (sister-in-law?) in 1919.

His mother died in 1918.

Entry in Ancestry Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950 for Willie Croucher and Jeanie Marshall on 2 January 1924 in Queensland (000519 833).

There are eight entries in Ancestry Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 for Willie Croucher, a labourer address Riverton Grove, Gayndah, Wide Bay, Queensland in 1925, other occupants Thomas Croucher (father?), Richard Thomas Croucher (brother?), and Elizabeth Croucher (sister?) (his wife was living in Wharton Street), and a mechanic, address Wharton Street, Gayndah, Wide Bay (Maranoa from 1936 to 1943), Queensland from 1936 to 1968, other occupants Jinnie Croucher (wife?), and Colin Ray Croucher (son?) from 1954 to 1963.

Entry in Ancestry Australia, World War II Military Service Records, 1939-1945 for Willie Croucher born on 27 May 1895 in Gayndah, Queensland, enlisted as Q209038, B884: Army Citizen Military Forces in Gayndah Queensland, next of kin Jinnie Croucher.

Entry in Find a Grave for Willie Croucher born in 1895, and buried on 20 October 1972 in Gayndah Cemetery, Gayndah, North Burnett, Queensland, Australia. "In Loving Memory of/My Dear Husband & Our Father/ 18th Oct 1972 -aged 77 Years/and Our Dear Mother/Jeanie/ 1st Nov. 1978 aged 83 Years/At Rest"

There are five entries in Ancestry Public Member Trees for Willie Croucher born on 27 May 1895 in Gayndah, Queensland, Australia, parents Thomas Croucher and Elizabeth Ann Jones, his marriage to Jean Stewart Marshall in Queensland in 1924, a daughter and son, and his death on 20 October 1972 in Gayndah, Queensland, Australia, and burial there.

Relationship

Willie Croucher was the grandson of James Croucher.

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