Private Ernest James Elsdon

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

12 Jul 1917

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

40 Collingdon Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 16th August 1917
Pte Ernest James Elsdon

Pte Ernest James Elsdon, 18971, 8th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was reported missing, later killed in action, at Hulluck, near Loos, on July 12th, 1917. He was aged 20 and single.

He had joined up when he was 18 and, after training at Ampthill, went to France in January 1916. He was wounded in the thigh the following April, but had recovered by October and returned to the firing line. He was then wounded in the face and, despite losing the sight of an eye, again returned to action in France, serving in the machine gun section.

He was the son of Caroline and the late Abraham (Abram) Elsdon and brother of Mary and Lilla Barnard Elsdon, of 40 Collingdon Street, Luton. Prior to joining up he was employed by J. W. Green Ltd.

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Pte Ernest James Elsdon

Author: Deejaya

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