The Gordons

Captain Eugene Crombie

Eugene Crombie was best known for his poetry. He contributed to the Poetry Review with such poems as The Shrine and The Pedlar. He was the son of J W Crombie a Liberal MP for Kincardineshire, folklorist and woollen manufacturer. Eugene served in the 4th Battalion, was wounded on 23rd April 1915 and killed at Rouex on the Somme in 1917, also on 23rd April. His name is to be found on a memorial in Aberdeen.

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