Edward 'Ed' Jr. Elsworth
Date of Death:
Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Departement de la Meuse, Lorraine, France
Distinguished Service Cross
Edward Elsworth, Jr., Class of 1911, Princeton.
Lieutenant, killed in action October 20, 1918. Posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. Citation reads: “for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 6th Engineers, 3d Division, in the Claires-Chenes Woods, France. When two machine-gun nests were holding up the advance of his company, Lieutenant Elsworth took three soldiers and by daring and skillful maneuvering captured both guns. Later in the same day Lieutenant Elsworth charged another machine-gun nest and was killed.”