1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Collins Eli

Contributed by: Barry Collins, on 2008-11-11

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First Name Collins
Surname Eli
Year of Birth 1884
Year of Death 1917
Regiment North Staffordshire Regiment
Place of Wartime Residence Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire

Collins's Story

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.

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