Private William Chrichton was born on Sept. 18th 1895, in Aberdeen, Scotland.
His home was in Branchton, Ontario. He was Presbyterian. He enlisted on Sept. 15th at Galt, and served in the 44th Battalion. He took part in the Battle of the Somme and the Battle of the Ancre. He was killed in action on Jan. 2nd 1917, around Estree-Cauchie in France when an enemy shell hit the dugout that he was in. He has no known grave but he is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial in France.
His next of kin are Jane Crichton (mother) and Robert Crichton (father). His brother, Robert Crichton, was also killed in action.
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His home was in Branchton, Ontario.
He was killed in action.