Walter Eltome

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 2389
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 23
  • Date of Death: 09.05.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panels 24 to 26

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
  • Address:
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Elizabeth Eltome, Market Pl, Northleach, Gloucestershire

  • Father:

    William Eltome, Market Pl, Northleach, Gloucestershire

  • Siblings:

    2 Brothers

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Walter Eltome

Walter has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.

Walter Eltome   2389  Black Watch


On Tuesday morning Mrs Eltome, Northleach, received conformation of the news that her son Walter had been killed at the front.  The sad news first arrived here on May 21st. through the medium of the young soldier’s friends at Dundee, where before the war he was engaged in the seed trade.  The family, however, waited for official news before giving up hope, and on Tuesday received the following : “Trenches, France.  Dear Mrs. Eltome,__ I have the very sad duty of writing you to tell you of the death of your son Walter, which occurred in action on the 9th inst.  He will be much missed in the Company, as he was a general favourite and exceedingly popular with all the members of D Company.  I am able to say, however, that your son suffered no pain.  Death was instantaneous, being due to a bullet wound in the head.  He died nobly doing his duty for King and country.  I wish to convey to you and your family the sincere sympathy of all the officers of his Company.—Yours sincerely, J. W. Harry Robertson. Lieut. 4th Black Watch.”  Mrs Eltome has two other sons with the new forces.

Gloucester Journal 29th May 1915

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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