World War I
William Elkins

William is listed on both Stock and Ingatestone Memorials William's home 3 Stock Terrace
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William Elkins MM was a Private in the 104th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. He was killed in action on 4th October 1918, aged 20. He was taking part in the Battle of Courtrai near Ypres when he was killed and is buried in Zantvoorde British Cemetery. Zandvoorde British Cemetery is located 8 Km south east of Ieper town centre, on the Kruisekestraat a road leading from the Meenseweg (N8), connecting Ieper to Menen. Current research leads us to believe that he was awarded the MM as a result of the Kasierslacht, the German Spring Offensive in 1918. He was gazetted 28th August 1918 (The London Gazette allowed the recipient to wear the medal as it had become public knowledge).
William was the son of Thomas and Augusta Elkins and had been born in Greenwich, enlisted in Chelmsford and lived in the village at the time of the Great War.
William is listed on the Stock Ingatestone and Billericay Memorials
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