William Elliker

Bank: Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Banking Co

Place of work: Nottingham Long Row branch

Died: 19 February 1919


William Harold Elliker was born on 25 June 1889, the son of the Reverend Walter Elliker and his wife Ada Eliza. In February 1906 Elliker went to work for Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Banking Co.


In September 1914 Elliker left his job at the bank's Nottingham Long Row branch to join the army. Initially 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. He was 29 years old and left a widow, Constance Norah, whom he had married in 1915, and an infant son, Ralphie.

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