Corporal R E Elcock VC

Corporal Elcock was with 11th Battalion Royal Scots near Capelle St Catherine in France on 15th Oct 1918. The advance was held up by enemy guns so Elcock rushed his Lewis gun team forward to within 10 yards of the guns and put them out of action. On another occasion, near the River Lys he attacked an enemy machine gun and successfully captured the crew.

Roland Edward Elcock was born in Wolverhampton on 5th June 1899. He reached the rank of major and lived to the age of 45. He died at Dehra Dun in India on 6th Oct 1944.

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