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MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Stephen Nulty 2008

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EASTWOOD

F A J

Captain, Royal Field Artillery

ECKERSLEY

H

2nd Lieutenant, Labour Corps

ELLER

C R

Lieutenant, Manchester Regiment.

ELLIOTT

F P

2nd Lieutenant, Manchester Regiment.

ELLIOTT

G B

Corporal, Manchester Regiment.

EMMOTT

J B

Lieutenant, Manchester Regiment.

EMMOTT

R

Sergeant, King’s Liverpool Regiment.

ESDAILE

G A C

2nd Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery

ELSTOB, VC, DOS, MC

Wilfrith

Temporary Lieutenant Colonel, commanding the 16th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Aged 29. Born 1889. Son of the Rev. Canon J. G. Elstob and Frances Alice Elstob, of "Fanshawe", Chelford, Cheshire. Awarded the Victoria Cross (VC), Distinguished Service Order (DSO) and Military Cross (MC). No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 64 to 67. He is further commemorated on a memorial in All Saints Church in Siddington, Cheshire.

An extract from the "London Gazette", dated 6th June 1919, records the following:-

"For most conspicuous bravery, devotion to duty and self-sacrifice during operations at Manchester Redoubt, near St. Quentin, on the 21st March, 1918. During the preliminary bombardment he encouraged his men in the posts in the Redoubt by frequent visits, and when repeated attacks developed controlled the defence at the points threatened, giving personal support with revolver, rifle and bombs. Single-handed he repulsed one bombing assault driving back the enemy and inflicting severe casualties. Later, when ammunition was required, he made several journeys under severe fire in order to replenish the supply. Throughout the day Lieutenant-Colonel Elstob, although twice wounded, showed the most fearless disregard of his own safety, and by his encouragement and noble example inspired his command to the fullest degree. The Manchester Redoubt was surrounded in the first wave of the enemy attack, but by means of the buried cable Lieutenant-Colonel Elstob was able to assure his Brigade Commander that "The Manchester Regiment will defend Manchester Hill to the last." Sometime after this post was overcome by vastly superior forces, and this very gallant officer was killed in the final assault, having maintained to the end the duty which he had impressed on his men - namely, "Here we fight, and here we die." He set throughout the highest example of valour, determination, endurance and fine soldierly bearing."

EVANS

N L

Sergeant, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment).

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