Elsmie, George Edwards Douglas (1866-1917)
Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.
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Details: George Edward Douglas Elsmie (1866-1917), born 14 September 1866 in India, son of George Robert Elsmie, C.S.I., LL.D., and Elizabeth Elsmie; husband of Ethel Grace Vivian Elsmie, of 32 Carden Place, Aberdeen.
Attended Mr A. Harrison's preparatory school, The Lodge, Dunchurch, Rugby.
Attended Sherborne School (School House) September 1880-July 1882; scholar; 6th form.
Attended Eton College.
Lieutenant, Bombay S.C., 1885; Burmese Expedition, 1885-1889; Miranzai Expedition, 1891; Captain, 1896; 5th Punjab Cavalry.
WW1, Lieutenant-Colonel in command of the 20th Deccan Horse. Officer Legion d'Honneur. Killed in Mesopotamia on 18 June 1917. Buried at Kohat Cemetery 169.
Delhi Memorial (India Gate), Face 24 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1437078/ELSMIE,%20GEO...
Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance.