Elphick, William Henry


War Service:
Leading Stoker WILLIAM HENRY ELPHICK was killed on 31 May 1916 aged 25 while serving on HMS Invincible. The Battlecruiser HMS Invincible was lost at the Battle of Jutland. Only 6 of her crew of 1,032 survived.

William Elphick was lost at sea and is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial.

Location of Memorial:
William Elphick is remembered on the memorial at Holy Trinity church, Sydenham.

He was the son of Walter and Sarah Elphick, of 7, Willow Walk, Sydenham. His brother, Walter died on 21 September 1916 while serving with the 1/4th Battalion Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment. Walter is buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, but his name is not on the Holy Trinity Church, Sydenham memorial.


Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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