Major John CROFT, MC, 1/15 Punjab Regiment

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    Became a Rev after leaving the Army.

    Major Rev. John Armentières Croft was born on 1 January 1915.1 He was the son of Brig.-Gen. William Denman Croft and Esmé Sutton.1 He married Sheila Kathleen Ford, daughter of Major J. A. Ford, on 19 July 1948.1 He died on 31 March 2007 at age 92 at Torbay, Devon, England.2
    He fought in the North-West Frontier in 1935, where he was mentioned in despatches.1 He fought in the Second World War, where he was wounded.1 He gained the rank of Major in the Royal Artillery and Indian Army.1 He was awarded the Military Cross (M.C.) in 1944.1 He retired from the military in 1956.1 He was ordained in 1957.1 He was the Vicar after 1960 at Gwinear, Cornwall, EnglandG.1 He lived in 2003 at Vine House, The Common, Wincanton, Somerset, EnglandG.1

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    Note spelling of middle name:
    Name: John A Croft
    Mother's Maiden Name: Sutton
    Registration Year: 1915
    Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
    Registration district: Wincanton
    Inferred County: Somerset
    Volume: 5c
    Page: 641

    Name: John Armentieres Croft
    Death Age: 92
    Birth Date: 1 Jan 1915
    Registration Date: Apr 2007
    Registration district: Torbay
    Inferred County: Devon
    Register Number: 1C001
    District and Subdistrict: 422/1C
    Entry Number: 027

    First name(s) John Armentieres
    Last name Croft
    Death year 2007
    Death date 31 Mar 2007
    Probate year 2007
    Probate date 14 Dec 2007
    Residence town -
    Registry Winchester
    County Hampshire
    Country England
    Document type Grant and will
    Number 2634386

    Cornwall Memorial Inscriptions
    First name(s) JOHN ARMENTIERES
    Last name CROFT
    Age -
    Birth year -
    Death year -
    Death date List of Vicars
    Place GWINEAR
    Burial ground Parish Church
    County Cornwall
    Country England

    The house of Croft of Croft Castle / Owen George Scudamore Croft. : Croft, Owen George Scudamore, 1880- : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive
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    Cheers .
    Thanks to TNA for spelling Armentières incorrectly . :(
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