Jonathan William Lee Croft was the brother of Desmond Croft.

He was educated at Westminster School where he stroked the School boat.

He spent many years in Kenya, joining the Kenya Regt, as Secretary of the North Kinangop Club, and being elected as a Councillor for North Naivasha. He returned to the UK and was a Senior Probation Officer.

He was a member of Sir Francis Drake Lodge No 2649 in Portsmouth and Rift Valley Lodge No 4788 in Kenya. He was also a member of Progress Chapter 1768 with Boydell, Archibald and others.

He joined this Lodge in 1975 and became Worshipful Master in 1982. He was then ADC and then Treasurer. He was given LGR in 1993.

He died in 2015.