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Offline whiskeyfrank

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Trying to get info on Sec Lieu Ernest Edward Elwell
« on: May 05, 2015, 10:20:47 AM »
Ernest was the son of Alfred Elwell who owned and ran Elwell Forge (Elwell tools - look on ebay) in Wednesbury, West Mids which went on to be Spear and Jackson and now the site of IKEA!

I am going over to Tyne Cot in June as part of my annual visit to the Somme, and wanted to know where I can find anything about him - I expected to find more as a 2nd Lieu but found nothing so far.

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Frank Elwell


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Re: Trying to get info on Sec Lieu Ernest Edward Elwell
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2015, 11:38:32 AM »
Hi Frank

Welcome to the site.

Rank:Second Lieutenant
Date of Death:06/10/1917
Age:26
Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 17th Bn. attd. 21st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 120 to 124 and 162 to 162A and 163A.
Memorial:TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Additional Information:Son of Mrs. Alfred Elwell, of Wood Green House, Wednesbury, and the late Alfred Elwell.

Name:   E E Elwell
[Ernest Edward Elwell]
Regiment or Corps:   Royal Engineers, Manchester Regiment
Regimental Number:   28988, 28988

He moved overseas to France 28th Oct 1914 with the Royal Engineers as a Cpl


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Re: Trying to get info on Sec Lieu Ernest Edward Elwell
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2015, 01:44:02 PM »
at the time of his death,he was living at hanch house,14 Birmingham rd,walsall,he was killed at polygon wood on 6th October 1917,son of Margaret and the late Alfred elwell.

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Re: Trying to get info on Sec Lieu Ernest Edward Elwell
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2015, 06:27:50 PM »
I think theres a picture of him in the Walsall observer Saturday 20-10-17 and again on 3-11-17.

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Re: Trying to get info on Sec Lieu Ernest Edward Elwell
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2015, 12:41:39 AM »
Thanks Mack, great stuff

im not sure i understand the numbers relating to the walsall observer?

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Re: Trying to get info on Sec Lieu Ernest Edward Elwell
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2015, 12:49:16 AM »
sorry dates - lost on 17 but got wrong century!

ill try and find the papers as i have no photos

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Re: Trying to get info on Sec Lieu Ernest Edward Elwell
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2015, 07:57:58 AM »
Hi Frank

This is the photo that Mack mentioned from the
Walsall Observer Saturday 20-10-1917

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Re: Trying to get info on Sec Lieu Ernest Edward Elwell
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2015, 09:29:24 AM »
nice work neil.

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Re: Trying to get info on Sec Lieu Ernest Edward Elwell
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2015, 09:48:11 PM »
i dont know what to say... thanks so much guys

im over next week to tyne cot where he has his memorial its makes it so much more close with this, i have pictures on him as a child but not in uniform.

Thanks again