LieutenantTALBOT, ELLIS EDWARD ARTHUR

Service Number 100411

Died 09/10/1941

Aged 21

Royal Engineers

attd.107 Sqdn
Royal Air Force

G C, M B E

Son of Arthur Henry and Eveline Mary Talbot, of Newport, Shropshire.

Inscription

PREST D'ACCOMPLIR"

Citation

Lieutenant Talbot was awarded the Empire Gallantry Medal in 1940; which was automatically changed to that of the George Cross by the terms of the institution of that decoration. The citation in the London Gazette of 17th September, 1940, gives the following particulars

On 24th/25th August, 1940, Lieutenant Talbot, after being present during the whole twelve and a half hours required to dig down to an unexploded bomb diagnosed when it was brought to the surface that it was of a delayed action type. As the bomb appeared to be of a new type, he decided that it should be removed to a place where it could do no damage if it exploded. Keeping his men under cover, he carried it on his shoulder to a safe spot two hundred yards away. From the start of the work there was a risk of the bomb exploding, and Lieutenant Talbot set a fine example of courage and devotion to duty.

Buried at CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY

Location: Italy
Number of casualties: 2028

Cemetery/memorial reference: Coll. grave I. H. 19.

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This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.