Eric Charles CRICHTON


CRICHTON, Eric Charles

Service Numbers: 2616A, 2616
Enlisted: 20 July 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Foster, Victoria, Australia, 1898
Home Town: Alexandra, Murrindindi, Victoria
Schooling: State School, Alexandra, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Pleurisy, Mont Dore Military Hospital, Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom, 8 June 1917
Cemetery: Bournemouth East Cemetery, Hampshire, England
Bournemouth East Cemetery (Plot Q, Row I, Grave No. 146), Hampshire, Bournemouth East Cemetery, Bournemouth, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Alexandra War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

20 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2616A, 21st Infantry Battalion
5 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2616, 21st Infantry Battalion
5 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2616, 21st Infantry Battalion, RMS Moldavia, Melbourne
24 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 7th Infantry Battalion
8 Jun 1917: Involvement Private, SN 2616A, 7th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Died on this date - 8th June......Private Eric Charles Crichton was born at Foster, Victoria in 1898. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 20th July, 1915 as an 18 year old Labourer from Alexandra, Victoria.

Private Crichton arrived in France on 31st March, 1916. He was wounded in action between 22nd – 25th July, 1916 & was sent to Hospital at Rouen, France with Shell shock. He rejoined 7th Battalion in Belgium on 3rd September, 1916.

Private Crichton was sent to Hospital in March, 1917 with diarrhoea then invalided to England on 13th May, 1917 with Pleurisy.
Private Eric Charles Crichton was admitted to V.A.D. at Mere – Sherborne Group, Red Cross Hospitals on 14th May, 1917 with Tuberculosis. He was transferred to Mont Dore Military Hospital, Bournemouth on 30th May, 1917. He died at 11.30 am on 8th June, 1917 at Mont Dore Military Hospital, Bournemouth, England from Pleurisy. Private Crichton was buried in Bournemouth East Cemetery, Bournemouth, Dorset, England where 10 other WW1 Australian Soldiers are buried.

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