Daniels, Elijah –

Son of Elijah and Ann Jane Daniels. Prior to the war Elijah lived with his wife Ada (Atkinson) at 41 Oxford Street, Salford, Lancashire and had worked at Lloyd’s Packing Warehouse as a case maker. The second-lieutenant of Elijah’s Bn. writes to Mrs Daniels: “After the gallant and dashing charge of the Manchesters (sic) on March 2, your husband, Private Daniels, failed to answer the roll call and he was listed as missing, and as he failed day after day to put in an appearance he has now been reported as killed” “I hope you will make the best of it, for your husband died doing his duty as a soldier.”

Personal details

  • Surname: Daniels
  • Forename: Elijah
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Salford, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Not known
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 27
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: March 2nd, 1916
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Private
  • Unit: 8th (Service) Battalion.
  • Service number: 15680
  • Regiment: King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Salford, Lancashire
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: Not known
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known


Local newspaper entries

  • Salford Advertiser/Salford Reporter entries: 25/03/1916

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