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Crocker, Claude (1891–1971)

The late Claude Crocker, of Ramco, who passed away on the 22nd February, 1971, spent his early childhood in the newly formed settlement of Holder.

He moved with his family to Adelaide, but at 15 years of age returned to the river districts to work for Mr. Billy Morgan, of Ramco.

He eventually settled on a property at Ramco which he planted up just prior to World War I.

In 1915 he joined the army and was posted to France where he spent 3 years as a machine gunner in the 27th Battalion.

In June 1921 he married Mary Borroughs, and in 1923 their son Eric was born.

Mr Crocker was a staunch church-goer, being a trustee of the Methodist Church for many years.

A keen music lover, he was a member of the Choir, and he won a gold medal for cornet playing in the District Band.

His ability as a sportsman will be well remembered, as a tennis player and cricketer – gold and silver medals for football.

In 1960 Mr. Crocker retired from fruitgrowing, and with his wife moved to a new home on Ramco Road.

This year Mr. Crocker was to have celebrated his 80th birthday and he and his wife would have celebrated their 50th wedding Anniversary.

He was survived by his wife, son, grandson and granddaughter.

Original publication

  • River News (Waikerie, SA), 4 March 1971, p 2

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Citation details

'Crocker, Claude (1891–1971)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/crocker-claude-13398/text24046, accessed 22 September 2017.

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