Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

Chrystall, William

Rank: Private

Regiment: 1/6th Battalion Black Watch

Biography: Son of James L. Chrystall, house-painter ; born Banchory, 23 May 1899 ; educated Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen ; student in Arts, 1915-17. He was a brilliant student, and in his short University career gave promise of the "great offices" which might have fallen to his "'full-grown energies". To take one first place, one second, two third and one fourth in two sessions is a record not often surpassed. Chrystall enlisted 24 May 1917 as a Private in the 40th T.R.B. Cameron Highlanders, and was attached to the 4th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, and to the 1/6th, The Black Watch. He served at home from 24 May 1917 till 31 March 1918, and in France from that date till 10 April 1918, when he was killed in action at Lestrem.

Date of Death: 10 April 1918

Burial Details: Name recorded on the Loos Memorial, Panel 80, Column 3.

Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.

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