Thursday, 25 June 2015

Elias, Harold G. - Company Sergeant Major (553415)

Sgt Major Harold G. Elias
Royal Engineers,
Died of bronchial pneumonia,
8th October 1918,
age 25
Buried Basra War Cemetery

Newspaper Report:

Mrs. Elias, of 27 Bury Road, Haslingden, has been officially informed that her husband, C.S.M. - H.G. Elias, has died of bronchial pneumonia in a general hospital in Mesopotamia.  The soldier, who was 25 years of age, enlisted in 1914, and was in France for 18 months, and was then wounded in the back.  He was for a time as inmate in the Haslingden hospital and on his recovery was drafted out to Mesopotamia.  He died on October 4th.  He leaves a widow and one child.  He was on the roll of honour at Ebenezer Baptist Chapel, Bury Road.

Sgt Major Harold Glendower Elias - Census information (Click over to enlarge)