Images and additional information courtesy of Dave Shaw.
Born: 18th January 1894, Wellington, Shropshire.
Christened: 13th February 1894, Dawley Magna, Shropshire – parents: Alfred & Sarah Jane Round.
Died: 14th November 1917; age 23; KiA.
Enlistment Location: Sheffield, Yorkshire.
Date of Entry Therein: 2nd June 1915 – Balkans.
Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 77353
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery ‘D’ Battery, 86th Brigade.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.
Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Kate Coote (formerly Round), of 55, Surrey Road, Ipswich.
1901 Cottage, Wellington, Shropshire.
Elias was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Alfred Round, 46, a Coal Miner, born Dawley, Shropshire.
Sarah Jane Round (nee Maiden), 42, born Dawley, Shropshire.
Harry Round, 19, a Coal Miner, born Hemsworth, Yorkshire.
Minnie Round, 12, born Hemsworth.
George Edward Round, 11, born Hemsworth.
Alfred Willis Round, 9, born Hemsworth.
Lily Round, 4, born Wellington, Shropshire.
Noah Round, 2, born Wellington.
1911 3, Balls Hill, Dawley, Shropshire.
Elias was 17 years old, a Coal Minor – Driver Below. He was living with his father, siblings & father’s new wife.
Alfred, 57, a Coal Miner – Looks Over Below.
Sarah Ann Round (Cresswell), 61.
Alfred, 19, a Coal Miner – Filler.
Amy Round, 7, born Dawley, Shropshire.
In 1915, Woolwich, London, Elias married Kate Florence Prentice, born May 1895, Ipswich. They had 1 son:
Harold Arthur William Round, born 1915, Ipswich.
Elias mother Sarah Jane Round died, 1905, Dawley, Shropshire.
His father Alfred Round was an Under Looker at the Brendalee Colliery, owned by Days Ltd, he died 24th October 1913, as a result of a coal mining accident:
UK, Coal Mining & Accidents Index 1700 – 1950.
A well had been sunk a depth of 6 yards from the working seam down to a worked-out seam for the purpose of draining the water away during the winter mouths. Deceased was making an examination at the bottom of the well when a piece of fireclay from side above the top of the well fell and struck him between the shoulders. He died in Broseley Infirmary on October 24th. A careful examination before descending the well would probably have revealed the weak side.
Two of Elias’s brothers were also lost during the war:
Enoch Round, aged 31, a Private – Connaught Rangers, 5th Battalion – 21st August 1915 – Gallipoli.
Noah Round, aged 17, a Boy Telegraphist – H.M.S.’Invincible’ at The Battle of Jutland – 31st May 1916.
Images : “They gave their today’s, for our tomorrow’s, the fallen of the Dawley urban district 1914-1918.”