Person:Lord Ninian Crichton-Stuart (1)

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Lord Ninian Crichton-Stuart
b.15 May 1883
d.2 Oct 1915
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Name Lord Ninian Crichton-Stuart
Gender Male
Birth[1] 15 May 1883
Death[1] 2 Oct 1915
Reference Number? Q6679825?


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Lieutenant-Colonel Lord Ninian Edward Crichton-Stuart (15 May 1883 – 2 October 1915) was a British Member of Parliament killed during the First World War. The second son of John Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute, he entered the military in 1903 and served in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders and the Scots Guards as a lieutenant before deciding on a career in politics after he married. He served on the council of his local county in Scotland but, his family having close connections to the city of Cardiff in Wales, he fought and lost the January 1910 election there as a Liberal Unionist candidate. The resulting hung parliament led to a second election in December 1910, in which Crichton-Stuart won the seat.

In 1912, he took command of the 6th battalion in the Welch Regiment. Upon the outbreak of the First World War, he volunteered his unit for service and joined the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front. After eleven months spent on the frontline, he was shot in the head and killed when leading his men in an attempt to repel a German counter-attack on 2 October 1915 during the Battle of Loos. He was one of 22 MPs that were killed during the conflict and the only serving MP from Wales to be killed.

The home ground of Cardiff City F.C. was named Ninian Park after Crichton-Stuart offered to be a guarantor for the football club's rental of the site. After his death, a statue of Crichton-Stuart was erected in Cathays Park in Cardiff.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Lord Ninian Crichton-Stuart, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.