Private Lawson Crichton

Private Lawson Crichton served in the 1885 Egypt campaign at Suakin with 2nd battalion Scots Guards. He is entitled to the 1882 Egypt medal (clasp Suakin 1885) and the Khedive’s Star 1884-86. His enlistment number was 5361.

He was born October of 1861 in Glasgow, Scotland

1861 United Kingdom Census: Listed as living at 4 Dunlop Street in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire

Father : William Crichton     Mother : Agnes Crichton

He had one sister

1871 United Kingdom Census: Listed as living at 6 Robertson Place in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire

He had on sister and two brothers

1881 United Kingdom Census: Listed as living at 41 Robertson Place in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire

Trade : Coal miner

March 19th, 1883: Enlisted in the Scots Fusiliers Guards in Glasgow, Scotland.

Religion: Presbyterian        Trade : Engine man

Height: 5′ 10″     Weight : 163 lbs.      Eyes : blue      Hair: brown

August 1883: Hospitalized for gonorrhoea

April 1885: Hospitalized

February 21st, 1885: Paraded at Wellington Barracks before embarking for Egypt

March 9th: Posted to an outpost position near Suakin (nightly harassment)

May 8th: Received their Khaki clothing (first time in the regiment)

May 16th: Battalion embarked for Alexandria

July 8th: Left Egypt for Cyprus where they arrived on July 11th. They stayed there until September 10th

September 11th: Back home

October 1887: Hospitalized for gonorrhoea

1901 United Kingdom Census: Listed as living at 65 Canal St in Paisley, Renfrewshire

Trade: Cloth Finisher. He is married and have four children

Wife: Mary           Daughter : Mary, Agnes and Jane           Son : William

Served at home with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders from March 31st, 1915 until March 24th, 1916 (not entitled to medals). His number was 4820

His WW1 Medal Index Card showing service only in United Kingdom

If you know more information on this gentleman, please leave me message so I can add it to his small biography

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