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  • The Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of Frederick Cronk in the General Cemetery, Nottingham
Courtesy Peter Gillings
Person Details
Nottingham
Although the name Frederick James Cronk appears on the West Drayton memorial, it is almost certain to be Frederick William Mallard Cronk, the son of James Mallard Cronk and his wife Annie (née Warner). The couple had married in Hampstead and produced four children, Florence Louisa Cronk 1877, James Mallard Cronk 1883, Thomas Mallard Cronk 1885 and, Frederick William Mallard Cronk 1887. James senior was employed as a railway guard for the GNR. They moved to Nottingham around 1880 living in Sneinton where their last two boys were born. For reasons unknown, when it came to the census, the surname of Cronk was dropped and was replaced by Mallard. When Frederick married in 1912 at East Retford to Ruby May Stead (born 26th March 1886 ) Frederick used his name of Cronk as did he when he named his children Frederick James Cronk born 26th January 1913 and Leonard William Cronk 23rd November 1914. At the time of his death Ruby was living at 308 St. Ann's Well Road Nottingham she was awarded a pension of 22 shillings and 11 pence a week which commenced on 28th May 1917.
21 Nov 1916
29
2750402 - CWGC Website
6610
Private
8th (King's Royal Irish) Hussars
Frederick Cronk enlisted at Nottingham, he served with the 8th Hussars and was drafted to France on the 7th October 1914. He was repatriated to the UK and he died in the Military Hospital at Tooting on 21st November 1916 of chronic mastoiditis. He is buried at Nottingham General Cemetery Grave Reference: 4224
Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • The Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of Frederick Cronk in the General Cemetery, Nottingham
Courtesy Peter Gillings
    Frederick William Mallard Cronk - The Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of Frederick Cronk in the General Cemetery, Nottingham Courtesy Peter Gillings