James Crichton

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: S/1529
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 8th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 25.09.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 115 to 119

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Alyth
  • Address: 26 Logie St, Lochee
  • Occupation: Apprentice Gardener, Ardler
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    Peter Crichton, 26 Logie St, Lochee

  • Siblings:

    Peter & Alfred

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about James Crichton

James has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial.

James Crichton   S/1529  8th Gordon Highlanders

TWO OUT OF THREE LOCHEE BROTHERS

MEET DEATH AT THE FRONT.

Mr Peter Crichton, 26 Logie Street, Lochee, has just had intimation of the death in action of his youngest son, Private James Crichton, of the 8th Gordon Highlanders, This is the second of his three soldier sons who have made the great sacrifice, the eldest son, Private Peter Crichton, 2d Black Watch, having been killed at La Bassee on 25th January.  The third of the patriotic brothers is Alfred (23), who is serving as a driver in the 205th (Dundee) Field Company Royal Engineers.

Twenty years of age, James enlisted immediately after war broke out, and was formerly employed as an apprentice gardener at Ardler.  Peter, who was a reservist, was employed in Melbourne, when he received the call to come home.

Dundee Courier 19th October 1915

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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