Lt Col Arthur Percy Archibald Elphinstone

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The Royal Memorial Chapel

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Royal Military Acadamy Sandhurst


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Seating
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Memorial to Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Percy Archibald Elphinstone, Indian Army. Son of Colonel Percy Augustus Elphinstone, late Bombay Staff Corps and Margaret Agnes Elphinstone (nee Boyle). Baptised on 3 Sep 1863 in Malligaum, India. Husband of Augustine Pauline Ludovine Elphinstone (nee Cheappe, daughter of Antoine Cheappe of Paris, Chevalier of the Legion of the Imperial Guard). Married on the 31 Oct 1891 at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Notting Hill, London. Lived at Woodside in Camberley, Surrey. Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst 1883. Commissioned into the Warwickshire Regiment 1884. Promoted to Lieutenant 29 Oct 1885. Transferred to 107th Pioneers, and later to 106th Pioneers. Served in the Burma Campaign 1885-89 (medal and two clasps) and Somaliland Campaign 1902-05 (medal and clasp). In 1907 he laid claim to the title Baron Elphinstone, which had been extinct since the death of an uncle. A book was written on the subject. He retired from the Indian Army on 1 Sep 1911. He re-joined the Army on 16 Dec 1914 and was given the command of the 22nd (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was mentioned in despatches. He died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. He is also commemorated on his wife's grave (died 28 Aug 1918) in St Peter's Churchyard, Frimley, Surrey, on the Camberley War memorial and on the Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France.
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Arthur P A Elphinstone, Lt Col, late I.A. Sandhurst 1883. Burmah 1885-1889. Somaliland 1902-1905. Killed in action La Boiselle, commanding 3rd Tyneside Scottish, July 1st 1916.

Arthur Percy Archibald Elphinstone

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