Cruickshank A H P Captain Indian Army

Cruickshank A H P Captain Indian Army

Cruickshank A H P Captain Indian Army

CAPTAIN A. H. P. CRUICKSHANK

32nd SIKH PIONEERS INDIAN ARMY

ARTHUR HENRY PRINSEP CRUICKSHANK was the second son of Alexander Walmesley Cruickshank, C.S.I., I.C.S., and Fanny Nina, daughter of Clarmont J. Daniell (O.R., 1850), I.C.S.

He entered the School in 1898, passed into the R.M.A., Woolwich, in 1901, and, receiving a Commission in the Royal Garrison Artillery, was posted to the Cape in 1903. He exchanged in 1904 into the Indian Army and was gazetted in October, 1905, to the 32nd Sikh Pioneers. In 1907 he made a journey from Bandar Abbas to Shiraz, an account of which appeared in the “Geographical Journal” of February, 1908. He was promoted Captain in 1912.

On November 23rd, 1914, he was wounded at Givenchy, whilst attached to the 34th Sikhs. On April 27th, 1915, he was again wounded near Ypres, and died the next day. Age 31.

He married, in July, 1914, Helena Marsden, eldest daughter of William C. Herring, of Wraysbury House, Bucks.

Source : Memorials Of Rugbeians Who Fell In The Great War Vol 1

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