CRICK, Jack Gardener

No.9054, Private, Jack CRICK
Aged 19

7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Died of his Wounds on Sunday, 5th September 1915

Jack Gardener Crick was born in 1896 (Mildenhall Q1-1896 4A:797), son of John and Emma CRICK (née ROLFE).

1901 census...Aged 5, he was at Pot Hall, West Row with his father John CRICK [47] farm labourer/Army pensioner; his mother Emma [26]; sisters Clara H [6] and Bessie V. [3] and his widower grandfather Jeremiah CRICK [78], farm labourer. All were born in Mildenhall.

1911 census...Aged 15, a farm labourer, he was at Pot Hall, West Row with his parents; sister Bessie and brother Joe [9] born in Mildenhall.

He enlisted in Bury St Edmunds . His Army service records have not been found and as he died of his wounds, there is no way of saying exactly when or where he was wounded.
At the end of August, beginning of September, the 7th Suffolks were in the Ploegsteert area, alternating working parties with time in the line.

photo: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Jack Crick is buried in Pont-de-Nieppe Communal Cemetery, grave 1:B:5
and commemorated on the Mildenhall war memorial.

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