64506 T/Major Michael Duncan David CRICHTON-STUART, MC, 2 Scots Guards

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  1. dbf

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    Personal Number: 64506
    Rank: Major
    Name: Michael Duncan David CRICHTON-STUART, MC
    Unit: 2 Scots Guards

    London Gazette : 29 January 1937
    S. G'ds.—
    2nd Lt. Michael Duncan David CRICHTON-STUART, from Gen. List, T.A., next below 2nd Lt. W. D. M. Raeburn.

    London Gazette : 26 June 1934
    The KING has been graciously pleased to sanction the following promotions in and
    appointments to the Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem:—
    As Officer.
    Michael Duncan David Crichton-Stuart.

    London Gazette : 30 August 1938
    S. G'ds.—
    The undermentioned 2nd Lts. to be Lts. 29th Aug. 1938:—
    M. D. D. Crichton-Stuart.

    London Gazette : 25 November 1943
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East:—
    Captain (temporary Major) Michael Duncan David Crichton-Stuart (64506), Scots Guards (Arbroath).

    London Gazette : 27 June 1947
    S. G'ds.
    Capt. M. D. D. CRICHTON-STUART, M.C. (65406), retires on ret. pay on account of disability, 28th June 1947, and is granted the hon. rank of Maj.

    London Gazette : 10 November 1953
    The Right Honourable The Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, K.T., C.M.G., LL.D., T.D., H.M. Lieutenant for the County of Fife, has appointed as additional Deputy Lieutenants:—
    Major Michael Duncan David Crichton-Stuart, M.C., of Falkland Palace, Falkland.
    Dated 27th September, 1953.

    London Gazette : 27 March 1979
    Major Michael Duncan David Crichton-Stuart, M.C., D.L., Falkland Palace, Falkland, Fife.
    20th March 1979
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    See also

    His father:
    Regiment & Unit: Welsh Regiment, Commanding 6th Bn.
    Secondary Unit, Regiment: formerly Lt., Reserve of Officers, Scots Guards
    Date of Death: Died 02 October 1915
    Age 32 years old
    Buried or commemorated at
    Grave Reference: III. M. 10.
    Location: France

    Additional Info: Second son of John Patrick, 3rd Marquess of Bute, K.T., and Gwendoline, Marchioness of Bute; husband of Lady Ninian Crichton-Stuart (now the Hon. Mrs. A. H. M. Ramsay), of 87, Lancaster Gate, London. Member of Parliament for Cardiff 1910-1915 and Justice of the Peace for County Fife.
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  4. Tom OBrien

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    I thought I would add these details to this brilliant thread:

    WO373-26-379 - Crichton-Stuart MC.JPG

    IWM HU 72894 - 2nd SG - 3 Sep Tripoli - Lt RL Stuart - Major MD Crichton-Stuart F Coy.JPG

    Snip taken from IWM HU 72894 - "Rifle companies embarking on an LCI(L) at Tripoli, 3 September. The two officers facing the camera to the right are Lt. R L Stuart, and Major M D D Crichton-Stuart, the F Company commander."

    DBF has already recorded that Major Crichton-Stuart was seriously wounded on 10 Sep 43:

    "From The Scots Guards, Erskine, Pg 170:
    [*'Tobacco Factory area, Battipaglia']
    As the attack went in, Battalion Headquarters, behind the houses at the cross-roads, came under fire from an 88-mm. gun which apparently had remained hidden between Left Flank and Right Flank when they turned off the road to the Tobacco Factory. Arrangements were being made to deal with this gun when a shell burst among the officers assembled there. The Brigade Commander and the Commanding Officer were astonishingly unhurt, though the latter was knocked down, but the Adjutant, CAPTAIN SIR HENRY ASTLEY-CORBETTT, was killed and Major Crichton-Stuart seriously, and his second-in-command, Captain M.N. Romer, slightly, wounded.

    *It should be pointed out that, although the buildings were marked on the map as Tabacchificio, what everyone called the "Battipaglia Tobacco Factory"
    1 was not at Battipaglia, but at Bellizzi
    2 never contained tobacco, which was all sent up to genuine tobacco factories at Pontecagnano and Battipaglia proper, and
    3 was not a factory but a storage depot, with a canning plant attached, where the main crop dealt with was tomatoes."


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    Thanks Tom for adding so much info, really appreciated. I merged with old one I was working on but hadn't finished.
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  7. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    I’m sure you both know that he was the original OIC of G Patrol LRDG (mixed Coldstream & Scots Guards) on its formation in 1940. He was the author of the unit history “G Patrol’ in 1958.

    His personal file is available on FMP. He saw no further active service after his wounding in Italy and was employed in RHQ Records Office until he resigned his commission.

    Here is a better picture from his file.


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    Dundee Courier 2nd October 1950
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