Contributed by: Barry Collins, on 2008-11-11
|Year of Birth||1884|
|Year of Death||1917|
|Regiment||North Staffordshire Regiment|
|Place of Wartime Residence||Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire|
My grandfather Eli was killed in action at the Battle of the Somme on 25th October 1917. I never met him but all my families history indicated that he was truely a gentleman. Have visited the Theipval memorial at the Somme to view his inscription on the memorial has he has no known grave, a most moving experience.