Vivian Ebenezer Crook

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Crook, Private Vivian Ebenezer no.60419

17th Reinforcements (NSW) 1918, later 5th Field Bakery.

Hurlstone Park.


Born 1885, son of Thomas Ware and Emily Crook.

Married Isabella M. Colebrook 1908.

Enlisted 9/1/1918, aged 32.



Next of kin, wife, Mrs Isabella M. Crook, "Kia Ora” Thomley Avenue, Leichhardt.

Living at Hurlstone Park at enlistment.

Embarked from Sydney 4/9/1918 per HMAT A41 Bakara

Returned to Australia 5/4/1919.

Australian War Memorial record available at: [accessed 25 November 2016].

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002