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Elgy, A., Sgt., 1944

Photo: CLS Heritage Group

Photo: CLS Heritage Group

In Ropery Lane Cemetery is the Commonwealth War Grave of:-

542686 Sergeant
A. Elgy
Royal Air Force
7th June 1944 Age 26

Lo I am with you always
The gift of God is eternal life

A Flower block beside the headstone reads:-

Treasured
memories of
our dear son
Sgt. A. Elgy
Died on active
service June 7th 1944
aged 26 years

Albert was born in 1918 at Chester-le-Street. His parents were Walter and Ellen nee Syson Elgy.

In 1939 the family were living at 42 South Street South Pelaw, Chester-le-Street.

Albert married Iris Robinson in 1940.

Albert died at his mother-in-law's house at 9 Pelaw Square South Pelaw Chester-le-Street. Iris was a Leading Aircraft Woman in the Royal Air Force.

Acknowledgments: William Kirby

Albert Elgy is remembered at Chester-le-Street onC105.05, C105.38, C105.40, and at Monkwearmouth in M46.02C page 36


The CWGC entry for Sergeant Elgy

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