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Crichton, Alexander Godfrey (1886-1915)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.

 

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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

 

Details: Alexander Godfrey Crichton (1886-1915), born 26 May 1886 at Dublin, son of Alexander Joseph Crichton and Olga Bestujeff Crichton (née Bieneman) of Carrowgarry, Ballisodare, County Sligo.

 

Attended St Christopher's Preparatory School, Eastbourne.

 

Attended Sherborne School (School House) January 1900-December 1904; 6th form; 1st XV rugby football team 1903, 1904.

 

Attended Aspatria Agricultural College.

 

Attended Trinity College, Dublin; Captain of the Dublin University Boat Club (DUBC) in 1909. His brothers, Brian and Eric Crichton also rowed for Trinity at the same time as Alec. Their father, Alexander Joseph Crichton also rowed for DUBC in 1884.

 

Occupation: Engineer.

 

Went to British Columbia.

 

WW1, 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers; enlisted in Seaforth Highlanders at Vancouver at the outbreak of war; permitted to go to Dublin and enlisted in 'D' Company, 7th (S.) Bn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers; made Lance-Corporal, December 1914; Corporal, January 1915; gazetted 2nd Lieutenant 7th Royal Dublin Fusiliers, April 1915. Killed at Suvla Bay on 16 August 1915.

 

Commemorated at:

Helles Memorial, Panel 190 to 196 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/697770/CRICHTON,%20AL...

 

Trinity College, Dublin, Reading Room War Memorial www.irishwarmemorials.ie/html/showMemorial.php?show=458

 

Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance.

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