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VC1124    Ronald Edward Elcock

Name   Ronald Edward Elcock    No.      

VC Issue No.   1124   Awards   VC   MM

Regiment   Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment), 11th Battalion

Later   

Now   1st Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won    A/Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   52 Alma Street, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England

Place Of Death   Dehra Dun, Uttarakhand, India

Buried/Location Ashes   St Thomas's Churchyard, Dehra Dun, India

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   7 October 1944

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted    26 December 1918

VC Presented  13 February 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

Headstone, St Thomas's Churchyard, Dehra Dun, India

Display at The Royal Scots Regimental Museum, Edinburgh Castle, Midlothian, Scotland


By The Way…

He enlisted at the age 15 he lied and said he was 18, he was discharged from the army, but re-joined when he was really 18


VC Held By

Royal Scots Regiment Museum, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

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BORN   5 June 1889

DIED   6 October 1944   AGE   45

VC Won   15 October 1918    AGE    19

Place VC Won   Near Capelle St. Catherine, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War