Charles Albert Crichton, RAF, C de G

1918 photo

1895 Dec 11. born in Sunderland, County Durham

1901 census in 172, Roker Avenue, Sunderland

1911 census at 12 the Avenue Sunderland

1914 Jun 19. Arrives Canada from UK. He says he was an "engineer" which the form has been added "plumber"

1915 Feb 2. Enlisted in Canada into Canadian Exp Force. He was a chauffeur and single.


1917 Dec 20 . RAF General List. The undermentioned Cadets to be temp 2nd Lts. (on prob.). Charles Albert Crichton, RAF Record

1918 Mar 10 Pilots licence.

1918 May 9. The undermentioned temp. 2nd Lts. (late Gen. List, R.F.CJ., on prob.) are confirmed in their rank as temp. 2nd Lts. (A. and S.):— C. A. Crichton

1918 Oct 27 Taken POW

1918 Nov 19 Repatriated

1919 Jul 5. Gazetted Belgium Croix de Guerre. 2nd Lieut. Charles Albert Crichton, 70th Sqn. Previously listed in Belgian Army Daily Orders of 21 May 1919 (Public Record Office Air 1/1839/204/208/20). From CEF; served in No.70 Squadron. Missing in November 1918. No citation other than 'for valuable services rendered in connection with the war'.

1919 Jun 20 Promoted Lt.

1919 Jul 18 Demobilised

1920 Nov Joined ADRIC with service no. 996. Posted to H Coy

1921 Jun 2. "permitted to resign by Commandant"

1925. Marriage to Florence Miranda Borland. She died in 1960.

1936 Jul 28. Pilots licence

1937 Dec 20. He is a Capt in 63rd Brigade RA (TA) , AA

1965 He married Doris Evelyn Anderson

1967. He died Ealing, London