• The WW1 stories of Frank Warner and Charles Elliott

    Posted on June 6, 2017 by in Tattingstone

    Two further stories in the series commemorating the lives of the fifteen men from the village who died in the Great War can be found in the History section under WW1 Fallen Remembered.

    Frank Warner was only 18 when he was accidentally killed in Hyderabad India in March 1917 whilst serving as a driver with the 101st Battery Royal Field Artillery.  He came from a large family of eleven living in a home of only five rooms somewhere near the Church.

    Charles Elliott on the other hand was the only son of the Tattingstone rector and had a far more privileged upbringing.  Charles was a 2nd Lieutenant with the Somerset Light Infantry and one of only two officers from the village to die.   He sustained life threatening injuries in April 2017 at the Battle of Arras and died two days later at the age of 24.

    Their stories have also been added to the Liber Vitae page (also in the History section) so do take a look and read a contemporary account of these young men as written by the village Rector who just happened to be Charles’ father.