Lieut.-Colonel Christopher Garrett ELKINGTON, D.S.O., D.L.
Commanded the 7th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment from 1928 to May 1932.
Lieut.-Colonel Christopher Garrett Elkington, joined the 8th Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment in 1914 and served with them until seriously wounded in 1916 when he attacked a machine gun post, for which action he was awarded the D.S.O.

After the First World War he joined the Dudley-based firm of N. Hingley & Sons and was with them for many years. He was a director of several companies.

In 1941 he was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Worcestershire.

His great interest was always in people, and much of his spare time was spent in work for voluntary organisations.

He joined the 7th Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment (T.A.) and was in command of the Battalion when he retired in 1932.

Soon after the start of the second World War he was asked to form a battalion of the Home Guard in the Dudley area and did this with great success despite ill-health.

The welfare of ex-servicemen held a special interest for him. He succeeded Sir John Reddie as Hon. Administrative Officer of the ex-service War Disabled Help Department for Worcestershire, being responsible for helping all wounded ex-service personnel. He sat on a number of committees dealing with this, including the War Pensions Committee.

Lieut.-Colonel C. G. Elkington
(known as "Kit" Elkington)

Lieut.-Colonel Christopher Garrett Elkington died, at his home, Mount Pleasant, West Malvern, on 2nd January 1970, aged 78 years. His funeral was held at St. James's Church, West Malvern, on 6th January 1970. The Regiment was represented at the funeral, by Brigadier C. P. G. Wills, Lieut.-Colonel L. G. H. Bryant (also representing the Colonel of The Regiment) and by Lieut.-Colonel J. B. Brierley (also representing The Worcestershire Regiment's Association).