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Crichton, John Arthur

Major John Arthur CRICHTON, Hampshire Regiment, attached RE, died of pneumonia in hospital abroad on 06 February. 5th and youngest son of Colonel, the Hon Sir Harry Crichton, ADC of Netley Castle, Hants, born in 1883, educated Radley College. Took up marine engineering as a career having served his apprenticeship at Messrs Thorneycrofts. Took the degree AMICE at King's College, London. Then serving his time as engineer on board The Royal Mail Company's ships for three years, which enabled him to qualify for a Chief Engineer's Certificate. Joined the Hampshire Regiment at the inception of the Territorial movement and on the outbreak of war proceeded with his battalion to India, where he served as Major of his battalion till the summer of 1916 when he was specially sent by the Indian Government to the front to carry out important marine constructional work. The Times Feb. 13, 1917

Biographical

Surname(s)Crichton
First name(s)John Arthur
Date of birth19 August 1883
Family detailsSon of Col The Hon Sir Henry Crichton KCB (1911) ADC to Edward V11 and Letitia Grace (the peerage.com/P1786.htm)
Previous educationSt. Peter's College, Radley
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dept / courseFaculty of Engineering
QualificationsA.M.I.C.E.
Military unit5th Hampshire Territorial the 6th Battn Royal Engineers attd Inland Water Transport
Date enlisted4 February 1907
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death06 February 1917
Age at death34
Rank at deathMajor (Temp)
Cause of deathPneumonia
Burial placeBasra War cemetery
Commemoration(s)King's College Chapel
Notes1911 Census he was at his uncle's, the Earl of Northwick, occupation Marine Engineer. Had 3 brothers in the Army
SourcesKing's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; The Times

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