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George Victor Jim Elmes

Surname

Christian Names

Service Number

Rank

Regiment

Elmes

George Victor Jim

69621

Gnr

Machine Gun Corps

Born

Age

Enlisted at

Address

Derry Hill

19

Chippenham

6 Park Lane

Date of Death

Where killed

Cause of Death

03/01/1917

Trowbridge

Illness

Cemetery

Plot

Country

Trowbridge Cemetery

D,3,794

England

Next of Kin

Next of kin address

Town

Nelson Jim and Hannah Elmes

6 Park Lane

Chippenham

Notes

17 Coy, F Btn, CG (Heavy Branch). His headstone bears the badge of the Tank Corps

Soldiers Death in Hospital

The death took place at the Trowbridge Red Cross Hospital on Wednesday of Gunner George Elmes, Machine Gun Corps. Gnr Elmes, whose home is at Chippenham was travelling thence from Bovington Camp on Monday when he was found to seriously ill at Trowbridge. Dr Bond conveyed him to the hospital in his motor car, but he got rapidly worse and died on Wednesday. He was going to Chippenham to visit his mother who is seriously ill.

Wilts Times 6 January 1917

A Soldierís Funeral

Gunner George Elmes of the Machine Gun Corps who died at Trowbridge Red Cross Hospital last week was buried at the Trowbridge cemetery with military honours. The body had been removed the from the Red Cross Hospital to the Isolation Hospital and was conveyed to the cemetery by hearse, the coffin being covered with a Union Jack. Two officers, a firing party, bearers and buglers attended from the barracks. The rector of Trowbridge (Rev PA Nash) officiated and two brothers and a friend of the deceased, a number of staff and patients of the Trowbridge Red Cross Hospital and Mr S Champkins (pastor of the Zion Chapel) also attended. There were a number of floral tributes including a wreath from Major Hawkins and officers of the deceasedís regiment and another from the staff of the Red Cross Hospital.

Wilts Times 13 January 1917

Memorials Commemorated on:

Chippenham Town War Memorial

Yes

St Paulís Church

Yes

St Andrewís Church

Liberal Club

Hardenhuish Church

Causeway Methodist Church
Pewsham Street
Boys School
Congregation Church

Last updated - 03/11/2010

 

 


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