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3rd Regiment
NameCROOKS – James
Regiment (s)3rd Foot Guards
Regiment Number (s) 994
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
29th March 1827 / 19 years / London Middlesex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 11¼ in
Fresh / Blue / Light / None
Overseas Service/DurationNone
Length of Service23 years 76 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 11th June 1850 / London England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
London England
Pension Districts1850 London 1st West
1850 1st North London
1850 1st Edinburgh
1851 1st Liverpool
1854-1857 Western Australia
1857-1867 South Australia
1867-1872 Victoria
Pension Paid1/1d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th May 1854 Plymouth England via Gibraltar
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RAMILLIES 7th August 1854
Date/Place of Birthc1812 South Leith Midlothian Scotland WO97 says 1808
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Date/Place of Birth
SiblingsAgnes B 1814
Bp 27 November 1814 South Leith Midlothian Scotland
Jane B c1819
Bp 19 December 1819 South Leith Midlothian South Leith Midlothian Scotland
Jean Crooks M FERGUSON Fowler
23 March 1837 South Leith Midlothian Scotland
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not Married see NAA B2724 Roll 1 page 56
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
In 1856 James Crooks of the Scots fusilier guards was stationed at Rottnest
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
1857 to South Australia
1867 to Victoria
Date/Place of Death/Burial1872 Victoria (CROOKE)
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index
1841 James Crooks 994 location London
Discharge due to a cough and impaired general health
1851 Scottish Census shows James Crooks age 40, an unmarried man, living with his sister and brother-in-law Jane and Fowler Ferguson and their family at Binnies Close Leith.
On 15 November 1866 James applied to have his pension paid at Melbourne (from Adelaide) as he wished to reside there. This document said he was a single man born at Leith and his parents were deceased but not named.
WO23 1873 for Victoria states “off no appearance”- NAA said he was struck off 13 August 1874 see reel B 2712 roll 1 page 94. It was the usual practise that if a pension had not been claimed for some time the pensioner was struck off the roll.