Herbert Elliott

Herbert Elliott, a Lincoln schoolboy who was fatally wounded in World War One (WW1) at the age of 17-years-old after nearly two years army service.

Herbert Thomas Elliott on War Memorial

The Silver Street Methodist Church, Lincoln war memorial.


Herbert Thomas Elliott, a schoolboy from the Wesleyan School, Rosemary Lane, Lincoln joined the 1/4th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment in August 1914.  Born in November 1898, he was aged just 15-years-old.

Serving in the trenches of the Western Front, he was injured and died of his wounds on 1st July 1916.  At the age of 17-years-old, he was still officially two years too young to be deployed overseas.

During Remembrance 2015, The Gravity Youth Project will be publishing a number of stories, biographies and reports that reflect the contribution made by children and young people to our freedom, our communities and society as a whole.  In the the spirit of The Poppy Appeal, they remember the service of both the fallen and the living.  Check back daily until 11th November for the latest update and please, share your favourites with your friends online.

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