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Cyril Alfred William Crichton

Born:
1894
Died:
24 Adar 5675 (10 March 1915)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
CRI8495
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1894
Place of birth:
London

Death

Date of death:
24 Adar 5675 (10 March 1915)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
Neuve Chapelle, France
Cause of death:
Killed in Action
Burial place:
Le Touret Military Cemetery

Places

Addresses

Family Home:
17 Portman Street, London

Schools

Name:
Marlborough College
Name:
Exeter College, Oxford

Synagogues

Name:
West London Synagogue
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Private Memorial

His body was found in 1925. There is a private memorial next to the
Indian Memorial, dedicated to 2nd Lieutenant Cyril Alfred William
Crichton. The inscription reads:
In ever loving memory of Cyril Alfred William Crichton 2nd Lieut 3rd
Battalion London Regiment, Royal Fusiliers, who died here on March 10th, 1915. He whom this memorial commemorates was numbered among those who, at the call of King and Country, left all that was dear to them, endured hardness, faced danger and finally passed out of the sight of men by the path of duty and self-sacrifice, giving up their lives that others might live in freedom. Let those who come after see to it that his name be not forgotten. Il a donné sa vie et toutes ses joies terrestres pour ce qu’il estimait au dela de tout, l’honneur de sa patrie….

Family

Siblings

Ethel Mary Sara Crichton (female)
Muriel Crichton (female)

Parents

Father: Lionel Crichton (male)
Mother: Fannie Crichton (female)

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Military Record

Military service:
Army
Date enlisted/conscripted:
1913
Date discharged/death:
10 March 1915
Rank at discharge/death:
Second Lieutenant
Assignments
Regiment:
London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
Battalion/unit:
3rd Battalion
Campaigns:
Battle of Neuve Chapelle

Roll of Honour

C. A. CRICHTON, 10 March 1915

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Second Lieutenant
Date of Death:
10/03/1915
Age:
21
Regiment / service:
3rd Bn., London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
Cemetery:
Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-l'avoue
Grave reference:
IV. C. 34.
Additional information:

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