PRIVATE FREDERICK JAMES CROOK
ROYAL BERKSHIRE REGIMENT
26TH AUGUST 1918 AGE 33
BURIED: PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY, MARICOURT, FRANCE
Frederick Crook and Eva Rose Matthews were married in the first quarter of 1908. The next year their son, Frederick, was born, and the following year a daughter, Ethel Rose.
Frederick, a French polisher working in Bristol, was called up and served with the 5th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment. He was killed in action on 26 August 1918.
Three years later, in September 1921, his wife died leaving their children, by now 12 and 10, orphaned. Private Crook's permanent headstone had not been erected by this date. When it was, the inscription was chosen by Mr JR Matthews, either Eva's brother or her father who were both called John Richard Matthews.
And that's unfortunately where we have to leave the story because there's nothing more I can discover.