Original County Borough of Burnley Police Form of Application with Conditions of Service, as issued to Alfred Crook, who joined as a Police Constable on 26th June 1911. With original wallet. Crook previously a Lance Sergeant with the Grenadier Guards, was subsequently killed in action during the Great War as a Sergeant with the 12th Battalion, Liverpool Regiment on 8th May 1918.
Condition: Good Condition.
Together with the following documentation:
Letter of recommendation for Crook from Harper, Sutcliffe and Son, General Ironfounders, Manor Street Foundry, Bury, with whom Crook had served as an Apprentice to Moulding, dated 26th February 1902.
Letter of recommendation for Crook from Pits o’th’ Moor Day School in Bury, where Crook had been a schoolboy, as written by his headmaster, dated 26th February 1902.
Letter of recommendation for Crook from Bury Sunday School, undated.
British Army Parchment Certificate of Service issued to Crook, dated 12th June 1909.
Letter of recommendation from the Captain and Adjutant of the 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards, dated 9th June 1909.
Letter of recommendation for Crook as a Candidate for Burnley Police, written by the Chief Constable of Burnley Police, Crook having previously seen service with the force from 28th June 1909 to 28th April 1911, before resigning voluntarily. Dated 26th May 1911.
Alfred Crook was born in Bury, Lancashire, and having been educated at Pits o’th’ Moor Day School as well as the Sunday School in Bury, then became an apprentice in moulding with the firm of Harper, Sutcliffe and Son, General Ironfounders, at Manor Street Foundry, Bury, leaving circa 1902.
Crook went on to see service with the British Army for 6 years and 269 days, having enlisted at Manchester on 17th September 1902, he joined as a Guardsman (No.10473) the 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards, and left in the rank of Lance Sergeant on 12th June 1909. Crook then went to work as a Police Constable for Burnley Police from 28th June 1909 to 28th April 1911, before resigning voluntarily, and then rejoined Burnley Police on 26th June 1911.
With the outbreak of the Great War, Crook rejoined to the Colours, initially as a Private (No.28520) with the East Lancashire Regiment, and then as a Sergeant (No.94227) with the 12th Battalion, Liverpool Regiment, being killed in action on 8th May 1918.