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- Percy Beattie-Crozier -

Unknown person Name : Percy Beattie-Crozier

Son of Dr John Beattie-Crozier LL.D. and Mrs Katherine Augusta Beattie-Crozier.

Born 1881 St John's Wood, London (registered as Percy Beattie Crozier)
  Census information :

1891 : John D and Katherine A Crozier with their children including Percy aged 10, are at 9 Elgin Avenue, Paddington, London. John D Crozier is a General Practitioner of Medicine.

1901 : 2nd Lt Percy B Crozier, 2nd South Staffordshire Regiment, is a Visitor at the household of Henry Hamilton in Folkestone. His place of birth is given as Turkey (British subject) [sic].

1911 : assumed to be in India

  Marriage Details :

Spouse : Anne Burslem Smith
Children : Two daughters, Auriol and Cynthia, and one son, John, died 15 January 1913 aged 3 days. Buried at Wroxall Cemetery.
  Service Details :

Captain Percy Beattie-Crozier, 4th Prince Albert Victor's Rajputs attd 15th Ludhiana Sikhs

  Casualty Details :

Died : 19 May 1915, aged 34.

Buried at : Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas-de-Calais, France.

CWGC Record
Wroxall Cemetery : P Beattie-Crozier Commemorated on these Memorials :

Wroxall War Memorial
County War Memorial Carisbrooke Castle (as CROZIER P B)
Additional inscription on his son's gravestone at Wroxall Cemetery
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Friday, May 21, 1915 Page 5

We hear information has been received that Captain Beatty Crozier, of Wroxall, has been killed in action.

Friday, May 28, 1915 Page 1

Captain Percy Beattie-Crozier, 4th Rajputs (attached 15th Sikhs), who was killed near Neuve Chappelle on May 19th, was the only son of Dr. and Mrs. J. Beattie-Crozier. He was born in March, 1881, and passed out of Sandhurst for the Indian Army at Christmas, 1900, being attached to the South Staffordshire Regiment in March, 1901. He became lieutenant in the Indian Army in February, 1905, and captain in April, 1910. Captain Beattie-Crozier lived at Croxley, Wroxall.

The Times 29 May 1915

CAPTAIN PERCY BEATTIE-CROZIER, 4th Rajputs, attached 15th Sikhs, who was reported killed in action on May 18, while serving with the Indian Expeditionary Force in Northern France, was the only son of Dr. John Beattie-Crozier, LL.D., and Mrs Beattie-Crozier, of 9, Elgin-avenue, W. Born in 1881, he was educated at Merchant Taylors' School and at Sandhurst, and was gazetted to the 2nd South Staffordshires in 1901. In 1905 he exchanged into the Indian Army and served in the 60th Punjabis, the 22nd (Sam Brown's) Cavalry, and in the 4th Rajputs. While stationed at Fort Sandeman he took part in the quelling of two border raids in 1909. In 1913 he was appointed aide-de-camp to the Acting-Governor of Ceylon. On the outbreak of the war he was on leave and returned to India in the Dongola, and was recalled in November to join the Indian Expeditionary Force in France. He was then invalided and unable to go up to the front till April, when he was attached to the 15th Sikhs. A keen polo player, he captained the regimental polo team which won the Nicholson Cup in Ceylon in 1911 and again in 1912.

Administration of his effects was granted to his wife on 19 November 1915. Effects were valued at £111 14s 6d.
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Page last updated : 31 August 2011 - thanks to Janet Griffin for newspaper research


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