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Jon Crookes

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Jon Crookes

(Passed – 2010)

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Jon Crookes

Jon Crookes
(Passed – 2010)

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Jon Crookes

(Passed – 2010)
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About Jon
This is a tribute dedicated to Jon Crookes. Marine Jonathan David Thomas Crookes, from 40 Commando Royal Marines, was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Friday 16 July 2010.
Marine Jon Crookes, from Charlie Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines, serving as part of Combined Force Sangin, was killed in an explosion while on foot patrol in the Sangin District of Helmand Province.
Marine Jon Crookes was born in Birmingham and lived with his mother and fiancée, Danielle in Halesowen, West Midlands. He was 26 years old, and was a younger brother to Robert and Jane.
He joined the Royal Marines Reserve, Birmingham Detachment, in September 2005 passing for duty as a Royal Marines Commando in November 2006.
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He was awarded the Commando Dagger for the best all round recruit in training. Outside of the Royal Marines he was studying for a degree in International Relations and worked as a Tree Surgeon and Labourer.
Volunteering for an operational tour to Afghanistan, he was drafted to 40 Commando Royal Marines in May 2007. Shortly after, he deployed to Sangin, Afghanistan, on Op HERRICK 7. In September 2009 he was once again mobilised to join 40 Commando Royal Marines for deployment to Afghanistan.
Joining Charlie Company, he immediately conducted Mission Specific Training for Op HERRICK 12. In April 2010 he deployed to Afghanistan and was based at Forward Operating Base Sabit Qadam.
During the early evening
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of Friday 16 July 2010, Charlie Company was conducting a local reassurance patrol when Marine Crookes was tragically killed as a result of an explosion.
Jon's mother Sue Crookes said:
"Jon was a caring, thoughtful son, full of life. If he made up his mind to do something he always achieved it to a high standard. I am so proud of him. Generous with his time, if he couldn't do something for me, he would always find a friend in the Marines who could.
"A talented student, he was studying International Relations at university and he was using his experience deployed with the Royal Marines to inform his thesis.
"Danni, his fiancée, is understandably devastated, as is the whole family.
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We would be grateful if the media would leave us in peace to grieve together."
His fiancée Danni Davis, who had been with Jon for six years, said:
"He was the love of my life. I cant explain how much I loved him but I am so very proud of him. It was so hard to share him with the Marines and his duties but he always did it so well."
His sister Jane Crookes said:
"He was a devoted brother, always there to help, he always made me smile. A loving uncle to his niece and nephew - we loved him very much."
This is a memorial to honour the life of Jon Crookes. He made the ultimate sacrifice whilst doing his duty and will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 29th Jul 2010
Carole Westwood
wrote:
Dear Jonathan,
Words fail.. all I can say is thankyou for you kindness and your wonderful sense of humour. Of all the many hundreds of students over so many years, you will always hold a special place in my memory. Thankyou for your care and kindeness in a most dark time in my own life. You will always be in my thoughts.
I send you my love ,God bless you.
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Remembrance Messages
Carole Westwood
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Carole Westwood.
Remembrance Messages
On 20th Jul 2010
drew john
wrote:
i didnt know you mate, but i just want to say what you where doing out there for your country is amazing and i have the upmost respect for you and every one fighting the war out there, ull never be forgotten, neither will the other fallen heroes, r,i,p my freind..
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on 4th Jul 2015
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Wanted to show that your sacrifice will not be forgotten so thought I'd light this candle for you. Rest in peace.
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Jon Crookes

This is a tribute dedicated to Jon Crookes. Marine Jonathan David Thomas Crookes, from 40 Commando Royal Marines, was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Friday 16 July 2010.
Marine Jon Crookes, from Charlie Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines, serving as part of Combined Force Sangin, was killed in an explosion while on foot patrol in the Sangin District of Helmand Province.
Marine Jon Crookes was born in Birmingham and lived with his mother and fiancée, Danielle in Halesowen, West Midlands. He was 26 years old, and was a younger brother to Robert and Jane.
He joined the Royal Marines Reserve, Birmingham Detachment, in September 2005 passing for duty as a Royal Marines Commando in November 2006....

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