Maj. Hon. James Crichton

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Major Hon. James Archibald Crichton, DSO

Birthplace: St. George Hanover Square, London, Middlesex, England UK
Death: August 03, 1956 (78)
Place of Burial: Marston Meysey, Wiltshire, England UK
Immediate Family:

Son of John Crichton, 4th Earl Erne and Florence Crichton (Cole), Viscountess Crichton
Brother of Henry Crichton, Viscount Crichton; Hon. Arthur Crichton; Lady Evelyn Selina Louisa Ward; Lady Mabel Crichton and Col. Hon. Sir George Crichton

Occupation: 1881 - 3;
Managed by: Ric Dickinson
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About Maj. Hon. James Crichton

Major Hon. James Archibald Crichton was born on 8 December 1877. He was the son of John Henry Crichton, 4th Earl Erne of Crom Castle and Lady Florence Mary Cole. He died on 3 August 1956 at age 78, unmarried.

He fought in the Boer War between 1901 and 1902.

  • Captain in the service of the Rifle Brigade.
  • Decorated with the award of the 1914 Star.
  • He gained the rank of ??? First World War in the service of ??? the where he was mentioned in despatches and was wounded.
  • He gained the rank of GSO.
  • He gained the rank of Brigade Major in 1917.
  • Decorated with the award of the Croix de Guerre.
  • Decorated with the award of the Companion, Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) in 1918.

The Peerage


Medal Index Cards Transcription

  • First name(s) James Archibald
  • Last name Crichton
  • Year 1914-20
  • Service number -
  • Rank Captain
  • Regiment Reserve of Officers Rifle Brigade
  • Service record Rank: Captain,
  • Corps: Reserve of Officers Rifle Brigade
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  • Country Great Britain
  • Medal type British Army medal index cards, 1914-1920
  • Archive reference WO372/5

Gazetted Awards and Mentions in Despatches

  • First Name: James Archibald (Hon)
  • Initials: J
  • Surname: Crichton
  • Nationality: British
  • Rank: Captain
  • Gallantry Awards: Distinguished Service Order
  • Gazette Info: 8968
  • Gazette Date: 27/07/1918
  • Duty Location: EAF
  • Service: British Army
  • Regiment: Rifle Brigade
  • Service: BA
  • First Name: James Archibald, The Honourable
  • Surname: Crichton
  • Rank: Captain
  • Gallantry Awards: Croix de Guerre
  • Gazette Info: Gazette issue 30264. Croix de Guerre. The following is among the Decorations and Medals awarded by the Allied Powers at various dates to the British Forces for distinguished services rendered during the course of the campaign.- His Majesty the King has given unrestricted permission in all cases to wear the Decorations and Medals in Question.- Decorations and Medals presented by- The President Of The French Republic.- Croix de Guerre.
  • Gazette Date: 31/08/1917
  • Gazette Page: 9109
  • Service: British Army
  • Regiment: Nigerian Contingent
  • Battalion: Reserve of Officers

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Maj. Hon. James Crichton's Timeline

December 8, 1877
London, Middlesex, England UK
August 3, 1956
Age 78
Marston Meysey, Wiltshire, England UK