Ian Campbell Chrystal
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Date of Death: 01/05/1917
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders (3rd Bn.)
Cemetery: Point-Du-Jour Military Cemetery, Athies
Additional information: Son of Marie L Chrystal of Auchendennan, Arden, Dumbartonshire and the late W J Chrystal.
Rutherglen Lore information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. J Chrystal, Auchendennan.
Soldier’s Effects information: William James Chrystal Esq.
Glasgow Necropolis Information: Chrystal started military service as Private 7721 in an Inns of Court battalion on 22nd November 1915. In March 1916 he transferred to 9th (Scottish) Officer Cadet Battalion and from there was commissioned into the 3rd Battalion of the Seaforth Highlanders, a training and reserve battalion in July 1916. He was posted to the 9th Battalion of the regiment, which he joined on 19th September 1916. Worked and J & J White, Rutherglen.
1891 census information:
Address: 8 Park Circus, Glasgow.
Father: William J (36) chemical manufacturer, born about 1855 in Glasgow.
Mother: Marion L (36) born about 1855 in Glasgow.
Brother: Robert A (9) born about 1882 in Glasgow.
Sister: Marguerite F (7) born about 1884 in Glasgow.
Self: Ian C (3) born about 1888 in Glasgow.
Sister: Eleanor M C (1 month) born about 1891 in Glasgow.