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Elliot Esmond The Hon.
In command of "G" Coy.
2nd Bn. Scots Guards
25 april 1895 , London
6 august 1917
Younger son of Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound , the 4th Earl of Minto, K.G., and of the Countess of Minto, of Minto House, Hawick, Scotland
Educated at Eton where he was coxswain in the College VIII 1911-12-13 and Trinity College, Cambridge
Mendinghem Military Cemetery
Plot III , Row D , Stone 2
* Was Page of Honour to the King and Queen at Holyrood in the Coronation Year.
25 july 1917
6 august 1917
Joined the Lothians and Border Horse Yeomanry
Acted as Aide-de-Camp to Major General Fielding, Commanding the Guard's Division
Transferred to the Scots Guards
Proceeded to France
Lieutenant Elliot had led a raid on " Baboon Trench" in order to gather intelligence for the opening day of the Battle which was due to commence on 31st July.
The raid was successful and no losses were suffered
The Battalion was relieved in the line by the 1st, Battalion, Grenadier Guards and it was during this relief that Lieutenant Elliot was mortally wounded.
A fellow Officer Lieutenant Ewart wrote :
" Poor Esmond Elliot was shot through the body and arm a few yards from me and his orderly killed outright.
He was concious to the last and did not realise he was dying although he was in great pain ".