Elsmie. George Edward Douglas


Elsmie. George Edward Douglas

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Regiment: 25 Indian Cavalry( Frontier Force)

Died: June 18, 1917

Aged: 50

Husband of Ethel Grace Vivian Elsmie, Son of Elizabeath and George Robert Elsmie, C.S.I., LL.D. He was born in Aberdeen in 1866 Research by others suggests that Lieut Col G.E.D. Elsmie was murdered in India on the 18th June 1917, possibly by nationalists. In 1915 while serving with his Regiment in France he was awarded the French Legion d' Honneur.

Lieut Col G.E.D. Elsmie is remembered on the Royal North Devon Golf Club Memorial Board. His golfing prowess is reported throughout 1910 in the local press.It suggests he spent some time in the area before the war. No local residence found.

Memorial: Northam

Remembered with honour:

Delhi Memorial (India Gate) Kohat Cemetery. Officer of the Legion d' Honneur (France) Dunchurch Lodge Prep school, Memorial Window in St Peters Church Dunchurch. Sherbourne School War memorial staircase, and book of remembrance for former Pupils 1914-18. Ealing Memorial Gates London. Northam War Memorial Devon. Royal North Devon Golf Club WW1 Memorial Board.

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