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William Crichton

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  C_025. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel C_025. Image taken June 2020.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Crichton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    43607 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 8 Park Flats, Waterloo Crescent, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr D. Crichton (brother), 80 Gilmour Street, Glascow, Scotland AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    43607 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Cook/Military AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Crichton was the son of William and Lillian Crichton, of Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    26 June 1942 AWMM
    Age 37 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Tel El Kebir War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt AWMM 3. A. 4. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2115003
    Sources Used
  • References
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    WW2 4: WW2 82 AWMM

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