Thursday, 9 November 2017

At The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month #PoppyAppeal Part 4

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month we shall remember...

It's Remembrance Sunday this weekend, and to mark the occasion this week The Daily Constitutional will present a London war memorial every day. Some of them will be well-known sights to all Londoners, others more obscure.

At the bottom of each post you will find a link where you can donate to The Royal British Legion charity.

The Elphick Room

Just a little to the right of the crowds of Harry Potter having their photo taken at Platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross Station, stands an ordinary, workaday door. It leads to a waiting room where passengers who have booked assisted travel on trains out of King's Cross can rest while their trains are prepared.

It leads to The Elphick Room. It is named for Christopher Douglas Elphick who was posted missing in action after the Battle of Bullecourt in 1917. In 1919 the War Office pronounced his death and it was assumed his body had been lost in No Man's Land.

In 2011 his remains (and those of three other British soldiers) were found by a French farmer. Following a search for relatives, Christopher Douglas Elphick was interred with full military honours near Arras.

Born in Dulwich, the dedication of the waiting room at King's Cross Station commemorates an ordinary Londoner who gave his life in the First World War.

You can donate to the British Legion's Poppy Appeal here:

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