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25 Jun 1889
Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
William Harold Elliker was born on 25 June 1889, at Uttoxeter, Staffordshire and was the son of the Reverend Walter Elliker and his wife Ada Eliza. He was the husband of Constance Norah Elliker [nee Symonds], of Cornard Parva Rectory, Sudbury, Suffolk. (CWGC) whom he married in 1917 in Derbyshire. They went on to have a son William born 1918 in Derby who was known as Ralphie His probate was proved on 30th June 1919 at Derby and shows him as William Harold Elliker of St Pauls Vicarage, Derby a Captain in the Royal Engineers, died on 19th February 1919 at Devonport Military Hospital whilst on active service, his effects of £325, 13 shillings and 2 pence were left to Constance Norah Elliker, widow
Member Nottingham Rowing Club In February 1906 William Harold Elliker went to work for Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Banking Co at the bank's Nottingham Long Row branch
19 Feb 1919
396871 - CWGC Website
Royal Engineers
Captain William Harold Elliker joined the Army on 15th September 1914 at Derby. He initially served as a Private in the Royal Fusiliers, he was promoted to Company Serjeant Major in October 1914. He was commissioned into the 21st Service Battalion in January 1915, and served with the battalion in France for the next two years, after which he was transferred to the special brigade of the Royal Engineers. In 1917 he returned to England suffering from trench fever and shell shock. He remained on home service for the rest of the war, and in his last post was in charge of a company of the Special Brigade of the Royal Engineers at Devonport. Captain Elliker died of influenza and bronchial pneumonia at the Royal Military Hospital, Devonport, on 19 February 1919 and is buried at Uttoxeter Cemetery.
Rev WH Symonds applied for Captain Elliker's medals on behalf of his daughter, Constance Elliker, November 1921 (Medal Roll).
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