Malvern College First World War Casualty

Captain Peter Douglas Colin Eliot

Photo of Peter Douglas Colin Eliot
House and time at Malvern: No 7, 1900 - 1902.

Regiment: 14th Lancers.
Died: 25 February 1917 aged 32 in Iraq. Killed in action near Kut.
Battle: Second Battle of Kut. Cemetery: Basra Memorial P 45

Son of the late Sir John Eliot, K.C.I.E., F.R.S. and Lady Eliot, of Bonporteau, Cavalaire, Var, France; husband of Ella Mary Eliot (now Mrs Macartney), of Newstead. Simla, India.
Army III.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; Indian Army (14th Murray's Jat Lancers) 1905.

'He obtained an Indian Cadetship at Sandhurst, was commissioned to 14th Jat Lancers in August 1905, and promoted Captain nine years later. He served on the first of the Frontier Expeditions in India, during the war, as extra A.D.C. to Lieutenant-General Blomefield, and on the second as signalling officer. Subsequently he left for another front, where he was killed on February 25th.' (Malvernian, Jun 1917).

He married Mary Ella Rathbone daughter of Col. William Hans Rathbone R.E. and Bella Grace McNeale on 5 Oct 1914 in Simla, Bengal, India. His widow later married Col Frank Alan George Macartney OBE MC and then Edward Robert Henry Herbert, 5th Earl of Powis, CBE.
Family tree at monchique Cracrofts peerage