John Elder

Biography of John Elder

John Elder was born in Glasgow and matriculated in 1939 to study for a Science degree at the University. He joined the Royal Navy in 1940 and was posted to HMS Kilele, a Royal Navy Air Base at Tanga in what was then Tanganyika. He died there on 5 May 1943.


John Elder
Born 21 December 1921, Glasgow, Scotland.
Died 5 May 1943.
University Link: Student
GU Degree: Science and Engineering, 1939-40;
Father's Details: John Stuart; Works foreman
War Service: Sub-Lieutenant (A), Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Grave / Memorial: Tanga European Cemetery, Tanzania
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Record last updated: 25th Feb 2013

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