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Captain Elliot Krolik, MC was an English officer of the British Army who died during the First World War.

He was born in 1895, in Hendon, the son of Gotthold Lippmann, a metal agent and diamond broker, and Rose Edith Krolik (née Weil), of Germany and Austria, respectively.

Krolik died on 23 October 1917, in the Third Battle of Ypres, while serving with the 16th (Service) Battalion (St. Pancras), The Prince Consort's Own (Rifle Brigade) on the Western Front. He was awarded a posthumous Military Cross in April 1918, the citation for which read:

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He showed splendid leadership and skill in leading his company in an attack. When the advance was in danger of being held up by unexpected resistance from an enemy strong point, with great courage and determination he captured it and led his company forward to their objective.[1]

He is buried in Voormezeele Enclosures 1 and 2, Belgium.

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  1. The London Gazette (30614, p. 4218, 5 April 1918. Retrieved 22 August 2013.

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