Lance Corporal Norman Elliott

Lance Corporal Norman Elliott. 1st/9th ( Highland ) Battalion, Royal Scots ( The Dandy Ninth ). He was killed in action in France on 12th October 1918 during the “Advance to Victory” aged 19 and is buried in Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazinherbe, France. He had joined up in June 1917 on becoming of age and had been in France since Easter 1918. He fell in the assault on the village of Vendin-le -Vieil where the battalion after crossing a fire swept ground took part in hand to hand fighting to capture the village and take many prisoners. The illustrations and photos show Allied troops pressing against the retreating German Army during the final 100 days of the War. The Battalion was part of the 154th Brigade in the 51st ( Highland) Division and after the War an impressive Memorial was raised in commemoration. It was erected overlooking “Y” Ravine in newfoundland Park on the Somme which was taken when the Division stormed the strong German positions in Beaumont Hamel on the 13th November 1916. A Plaque on the Memorial reads in both English and Gaelic ” Friends are Good On The Day Of Battle”.


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