Walter Crichton

Walter Crichton
Rank: Private
Service No: 2524
Place of Birth: Lanark
Date of Death: 11/11/1914
Theatre of Death: F&F
Age: 25
Regiment/Service: London Regiment (London Scottish) 1st/4th Bn.
Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Additional information: Son of Walter and Fanny G Crichton, 8 Millrigg Road, Rutherglen.

Rutherglen Lore information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Crichton, Belgrave, Rutherglen.
Soldier’s Effects information: Father Walter Crichton and sister Fannie.
1901 census information:
Address: Belgrave, New Road, Rutherglen.
Father: Walter (39) commission agent, born about 1862 in Westmuir, Rutherglen.
Mother: Fanny W (35) born about 1866 in Glasgow.
Brother: George K (12) born about 1889 in Glasgow.
Self: Walter (11) born about 1890 in Glasgow.
Sister: Isabella W (9) born about 1892 in Glasgow
Sister: Fanny G (6) born about 1895 in Rutherglen.

Also commemorated on the Memorial at Stonelaw High School, Rutherglen.

Newspaper transcript – Glasgow Man Killed. Member of London Scottish. Mr Walter Crichton of 24 Queen Street, Glasgow – a director of the Rangers Football Club – has just received word of the death of his son Walter, who was serving with the London Scottish. In a letter sent to the father, Private W. Weir says that the regiment was in the firing line.
Young Crichton was standing outside the trench when ‘one of those vermin, ? snipers, fired, and dealt him the death blow instantaneously.’ The writer concludes by expressing the keen regrets of the company, as “Walter Crichton was such a good pal.”
It may be interesting to note that Mr Walter Crichton’s other son is Captain G. K. Crichton of the Royal Army Service Corps.