Crombie, S P

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Crombie, S P

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Stewart Phyn Crombie was born in Dumfriesshire, Dumfries on 30 June 1893, one of four sons of Elizabeth Jane Crombie (nee. McIlraith), a woman of private means born in Amsterdam, Holland and a British Subject by parentage, and Alan Burgess Crombie, an architect and son of Alexander Crombie, also an architect. Following in this lineage, Stewart Phyn Crombie attended The Glasgow School of Art from 1909 to 1914 as a full-time student of Architecture. He was articled to Sir John James Burnet in Glasgow. During the First World War, Stewart Phyn Crombie served as a Lieutenant in King's Own Scottish Borderers, (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion. He was killed in action at the battle of Gaza on 19 Apr 1917 and is buried in the Gaza War Ceremony. Stewart Phyn Crombie is commemorated on The Glasgow School of Art's First World War Roll of Honour, as well as the Dumfries War Memorial, the Dumfries Academy Memorial and the Roll of Honour at St. Enoch's Parish Church.

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