Forbes le Blount Croke


1890 May 7. Born Woodridges, Pinner, Middlesex. His father was a solicitor Charles Croke (from 1901 census, in which Forbes is not at family home)

1906 Aug 1. On the Railways "Superior Apprentices" list of London & North Western Railway, he was based on Kilburn

1911 census at 70 Castellain Mansions Castellain Road Maida Vale W

1915 Mar 18. Attests to Royal Engineers. His address is given as 46 Talbot Rd, Bayswater. His trade is "assistant to DS". His next of kin is his brother Lewis at the same address.

1915 May 20. Promoted Corporal

1915 May 31. Discharged to a commission

1915 Jun 1. Railway Transport Officer— (Graded for purposes of pay as a Staff Lieutenant, 1st Class.) Forbes Le Blount Croke, and to be temporary Lieutenant.

1918 May 12. Rly. Traffic Officers.—(Graded for purposes of pay as Staff Capts.): — Temp. Lts., Gen. List, and to be temp. Capts. whilst so empld.:— F. Le B. Croke.

1920 Jan 8, Rly. Traffic Officers (CL FF).—Temp. Lt. F. Le B. Croke, Gen. List, and relinquishes the temp, rank of Capt.

1920 Jan 8. The undermentioned relinquish their commns. on completion of service: — Temp. Lt. F. Le B. Croke, and retains the rank of Lt. He goes to Grand Hotel , Englebury, Switzerland

1920 Dec 13 Joined ADRIC with service no 1248. Posted to L Coy

1921 May 21 "on probation" as a Permanent Cadet

1921 Jun 24. Confirmed Permanent Cadet

1921 Jul 1. Posted to Castletownbere, Cork

1921 Jul 15 Posted to Bantry

1922 Mar 31 Pensioned from RIC

1922 Apr 1. Joined the British Gendarmerie section of the Palestine Police as a Captain

1923 Jan 14 Committed suicide in Surafend Palestine. Buried at Ramleh War Cemetery. Self inflicted gunshot