12 April 1886|
31 May 1916 (aged 30)|
at sea, aboard HMS Defence
Cecil Halliday Abercrombie (12 April 1886 – 31 May 1916) was a Scottish rugby union player and an English first-class cricketer.
Born on 12 April 1886 in Mozufferpore, India. Abercrombie died on 31 May 1916 at sea during the Battle of Jutland while serving on HMS Defence which was sunk during the battle after a huge explosion with all hands.
A right-handed batsman and right arm medium pacer, he scored 4 centuries in just 16 matches with a highest score of 165 against Essex. He played for Hampshire County Cricket Club in 1913, averaging over 40 and winning his county cap. He also played for the Army and Navy in 1910 and the Royal Navy in 1912 and 1913.
- Bath, Richard (ed.) The Scotland Rugby Miscellany (Vision Sports Publishing Ltd, 2007 ISBN 1-905326-24-6)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Player profile at scrum.com. Retrieved 23 February 2010
- ↑ CWGC entry
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Bath, p109
- Commonwealth War Graves database
- An entire team wiped out by the Great War (The Scotsman)
- Cecil Abercrombie at Cricinfo
- Cecil Abercrombie at CricketArchive
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