The Collection of Coins, Tokens and Historical Medals formed by Major John Crooks
Major John Crooks (1842 - 1928)
John Joseph Crooks (1842-1928), from co Laois, was a member of the Army Service Corps during the Ashantee War, 1873-4, being promoted from Staff Sergeant to Assistant Commissary on 8 September 1873. He later became a Deputy Commissary with the rank of Major, and served as Colonial Secretary for Sierra Leone from 1890 to 1895. He authored several books on Africa, including A History of the Colony of Sierra Leone, Western Africa
(Dublin, 1903) and Records Relating to the Gold Coast Settlements from 1750 to 1874 (Dublin, 1923). He retired to Rathgar, Dublin, where he died in 1928.
The Crooks collections of medals and militaria (sold by DNW on 10-11 May) and of coins, tokens and historical medals offered here, are being sold in conjunction with Herman & Wilkinson, Dublin.