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b. 1832 Manchester, Lancashire.  d. 1898 Salford, Manchester.

 

DATE OF AM ACTION: 18/06/1885 Clifton Hall Colliery, Manchester.

 

Little is known about John Crook other than he was the son of John and Mary Crook from Manchester, and that he spent all of his working life down the mines, becoming manager of Agecroft Colliery which was closely linked to Clifton Hall, the scene of his Albert Medal action.

 

AM CITATION:

 

THE Queen has been graciously pleased to confer " The Albert Medal " on the following

persons, for conspicuous gallantry displayed on the occasion of the explosion at the Clifton Hall

Colliery in June last: — "The Albert Medal of the First Class." Thomas Worrall, Underlooker. John Crook, Manager, Agecroft Colliery. " The Albert Medal of the Second Class" Charles Parkinson, Fireman. George Higson, Fireman. Aaron Manley, Pit Carpenter. George Hindley, Blacksmith.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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