Name:-   Crichton, James

Nationality:-    UK

Age :-   24

Rank:-   Lance Corporal

Number:-  52610


Service:-   Army

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

Extra information:-

On Bendochy Church memorial as well as Blairgowrie Cemetery

Monumental Inscription in Blairgowrie Cemetery

In loving memory


Robert Crichton

died 11th Jan. 1951

also his son James

died of wounds in France

Nov. 1917


Margaret McLaren wife of the above

Robert Crichton

died 20th August 1955

and their daughter

Georgina McLaren

died 22nd August 1972


A Military History of Perthshire 1899 - 1902

Black Watch

"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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