Kenneth Angus Crichton, 6 Aignish

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. 

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