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642640   Private Jack Crichton
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Dated added: 20/02/2017   Last updated: 10/02/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 4th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 01/06/1888
Died: 05/07/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 29
John Crichton was the youngest son of John and Martha Crichton. He was born on 1st June 1888 in Belfast. The family lived in Belfast but his father was a cloth finisher who worked at various times in Coalisland. John Jack Crichton emigrated to the United States in 1910. Prior to enlisting, Jack was living in Ontario, Canada. He enlisted in December 1915. Private Jack Crichton was serving with the 4th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he died of wounds at a Canadian Field Ambulance in France on 5th July 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: La Targette British Cemetery
  Neuville-St Vaast, Pas de Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave I-E-2
CWGC Casualty 530732
Neuville-St. Vaast is a village 6.5 kilometres north of Arras, a little east of the road from Bethune to Arras. La Targette British Cemetery lies to the south-west of the village on the north-west side of the road (D55) to the village of Maroeuil.
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1 1901 Census lists Crichton family Lists John as age 12, living with the family at house 37 in Crumlin Road, Clifton Ward, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Crichton family Does not list Jack as living with the family at house 13 in Rosemount Gardens Clifton, Belfast Urban No. 2, Antrim
3 1911 Census lists Jack's father Lists Jack's father as age 60, boarding at house 55 in Coalisland Town, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
4 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private Jack Crichton
5 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Private Jack Crichton
6 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private Jack Crichton's death
7 Ellis Island records Details of John Crichton
8 Photo of Private Jack Crichton's gravestone
9 Private Jack Crichton Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (34 no.)
10 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Jack Crichton's gravestone can be purchased here
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