Posted 01 July 2011 - 07:00 AM
Revd.Elijah Cobham, M.A.,M.C., was killed in action at Mihambia, G.E.A., on 19th Sept.,1917. M.C. gazetted L.G. 8th March,1918, no citation recorded here, however a statement of the services for which the decoration was awarded was issued to his next of kin(his brother Revd.G.H.Cobham) on 13th January,1919, as follows:-
Awarded the Military Cross
A/Chaplain(E.Afr.Appt.) Reverend Elijah Cobham, East African Chaplain.
"He met his death in attempting to bring in wounded under heavy fire. He had already rescued two men and was shot whilst bringing in a third.
An officer who exercised a great power for good over all ranks, and one who could ill be spared."