Gunner KENNETH ANGUS CRICHTON
Last address in Lewis: 6 Aignish
Son of William and Henrietta Crichton; husband of Catherine Crichton, of Stornoway, Isle of Lewis.
Service: Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, also 65 (The Norfolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment
Service number: 1482832
Date of death: 2 February 1943 at the age of 32
Died in North Africa, of wounds sustained in January 1943
Interred: Benghazi War Cemetery, grave 3. E. 8.
Local memorial: Point, Garrabost
Stornoway Gazette, 19 March 1943
News has been received from the Middle East that Gunner Kenneth Angus
Crichton, son of William Crichton, 6 Aignish, has died of wounds
sustained during the January advance of the 8th Army. Turned down for
service with the Ross Mountain Battery, because of a slight defect in
one leg, Kenneth was still determined to get into the services. Finally
he was accepted for home defence only, but in the crisis after Dunkirk
was sent out to the Middle East, and went through the campaign of
Wavell, Auchinleck and Alexander. In the month of January, when the
hard-fought campaigns were about to earn their reward in the complete
expulsion of the Axis forces from Italian North Africa, he was wounded,
and his death occurred early in February. He leaves a wife and son at 33
Ranish, to whom, as to his other relatives, deep sympathy is extended.