Private Edward Crichton

Private Edward Crichton, 5th (Service) Cameron Highlanders. He died in Craigleith Hospital, Edinburgh, aged 38, from the effects of Trench Fever and Endocarditis on the 5th August 1921.He had been born in Castleton, Roxburghshire and was the son of James and the late Sarah Crichton of 36 Island Street, Galashiels and the husband of Alice Crichton of 185 Magdala Crescent, Galashiels whom he had married in Galashiels in 1907. He had been employed as an assistant gardener when he enlisted in the 2nd/7th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in October 1916. but in France he was posted to the Cameron Highlanders in August 1917 where he suffered trench fever in January 1918. On recovery he joined the 5th Camerons in June 1918. He was discharged from the Army in March 1920 and was working as a tweed pattern weaver when he fell ill once more. He is buried in Eastlands Cemetery, Galashiels. ( His brother James fell in the War – see above).

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