Iliff, Eric (No. 42730)

Iliff, Eric

Corporal

No. 42730, 10th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry

Killed in action on Saturday 16 September 1916 (aged 18)

Buried:

A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers, Somme, France (Grave II. C. 7)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Family grave headstone in Bangor Cemetery, Newtownards Road, Bangor

BIOGRAPHY

Eric Iliff is commemorated on a family grave headstone in Bangor Cemetery, Newtownards Road, Bangor.

The headstone also commemorates his father Harold who died on 15 November 1944; his sister Constance who died on 2 May 1947; his mother Edith Mary who died on 13 April 1948 and his sister Phyllis who died in 1973.

Harold Iliff and Edith Mary Dodd were married on 2 June 1895 in Bishop-Wearmouth, Durham, England.

Corporal Eric Iliff was 18 when he was killed on 16 September 1916 in the Battle of Flers-Courcelette during the third phase of the Battle of the Somme.

Corporal Eric Iliff was buried in the A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers, Somme, France and there is an inscription on his CWGC headstone:

ONLY SON OF HAROLD

AND EDITH MARY ILIFF

CLEADON, SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND

There are some 3,475 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery; some 2,263 of the burials are unidentified.