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25-08-2008, 9:38 PM
I am looking for any information on Arcibald Crawford , Colenel, H.M.Army. He had a son John Archibald Crawford, Major Royal Engineers, who was born around 1911. I cannott find any information on Archibald Crawford and don't know when he was born or where.
26-08-2008, 7:17 AM
A very quick look Keith before logging off.............
An Archibald Crawford b. 1911 Jun 1/4 Barrow F. 8e-714
1901 census has a Family Crawford in Barrow F....
Archibald 39 marine engineer
William J. 7
Perhaps they are yours?
26-08-2008, 9:43 AM
You would find a great deal of info on his Army career if you haven't access to Army Lists
Colonel Archibald Crawford R.A.
He was Commandant of Artillery and Director of Ordnance, Egyptian Army and received the Order of the Nile from the Sultan of Egypt.
26-08-2008, 10:08 AM
Working backwards on his Military career there is a Archibald Crawford at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. He was presented with a couple of prizes, one for landscape drawing and one for military topography.
The Times, Wednesday, Feb 23, 1881; pg. 10; Issue 30125; col B
If this is your man he was promoted Lieutenant R.A. March 4, 1881
26-08-2008, 12:08 PM
And in the 1881 census, the 19 year old Archibald (Lt. Royal Artillery) is shown as having been born in Brighton.
Births Jun 1861
Crawford Archibald Steyning 2b 230
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