Name:- Crichton, James
Age :- 24
Rank:- Lance Corporal
Regiment / ship:- "P" Coy., 11th Bn., Manchester Regiment
Date of death:- 23rd November 1917
Cemetery / Memorial:- Noeux-les-mines Communal Cemetery Extension
Area of cemetery / memorial :- IV.A.6.
Family information:- Son of Robert and Margaret Crichton, Drumkilbo Mains, Meigle, Perthshire.
1901 Census -
Trades Lane, Coupar Angus, Perthshire
Robert Crighton, head, 29, Contractors Carter, b. Perthshire, Kinnaird
Margaret Crighton, wife, 25, b. Perthshire, Kinloch
James Crighton, son, 7, scholar, b. Perthshire, Coupar Angus
Georgena Crighton, daughter, 6, scholar, b. Perthshire, Coupar Angus
On Bendochy Church memorial as well as Blairgowrie Cemetery
Monumental Inscription in Blairgowrie Cemetery
In loving memory
died 11th Jan. 1951
also his son James
died of wounds in France
Margaret McLaren wife of the above
died 20th August 1955
and their daughter
died 22nd August 1972
A Military History of Perthshire 1899 - 1902
"Here there is mention of a Pte. Peter Crichton, of Meigle....Enlisted 1899. Served in South African War, 1902 (Queen's medal, with clasps "Orange Free State," "Transvaal," and "South Africa 1902"). Still serving."
Is this a relation of the above?
Confermations & Inventories 1918
Crighton, James, East Mayriggs, Coupar Angus, Lce-Corpl., 11 Battalion Manchester Regiment, died 23 November 1917, in France, intestate. Confirmation granted at Perth, 27 February, to Robert Crighton, East Mayriggs aforesaid, Executor dative qua father. Value of Estate £114 10s 6d.
(2006 value using average earning is £19,007.27p)
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