Lieutenant Charles Elliot

Lieutenant Charles Edward Elliot, 1st Battlion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in France on 19th July 1944 during the fighting in Normandy, aged 25. He had been born in Linton and was the son of Thomas Robert Barnewall and Dagmar Katharina Elliot of Clifton Park, Linton. He is buried in Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France where his Headstone is inscribed ” I Have Fought the Good Fight And I Have Finished My Day”. He fell in the fierce fighting near the village of Traorn where the Germans had good defensive positions and were well supplied with machine guns and mortars thus putting up a stubborn resistance. The attack cost the Battalion 12 Officers and 140 Other Ranks and is remembered as the Battalion’s worst day of the whole campaign. The photographs show the Borderers in Normandy. ( Headstone photo courtesy of Nicky Stevens).

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