Howard Elphinstone T-Shirt
Dedicated to the one and only Lieutenant Howard Elphinstone VC. The most charming and undead veteran
Detailed, original and unique
60/40 polycotton blend for outstanding fit and feel.
Made in the UK
During daylight on June 18, 1855, Anglo-French forces had conducted a sustained assault on the Redan fort but they had been repelled by the Russians. That night, under cover of darkness, Elphinstone commanded a group of volunteers who searched for scaling ladders and other vital equipment left behind after the abortive attack. It was a hugely dangerous assignment into no-man’s-land. However, the group brought back much of the equipment and some 20 wounded and vulnerable soldiers.
Later, in the final assault on Sebastopol, Elphinstone was “killed”: his seemingly lifeless body was taken from the battlefield and placed with a mound of corpses awaiting burial. Yet his servant, who had been searching for him, recognised his boots and dragged him from the pile. It was then discovered that he was unconscious rather than dead after being struck in the head by a shell splinter. He received urgent medical treatment and made a good recovery, although he never recovered the sight in his right eye.
- Short sleeve crew neck T-Shirt
- Ultra tight knit surface
- Taped neck and shoulders
- Seamless double-needle collar
- Quarter turned to eliminate centre crease
- Double-needle sleeve and bottom hems
- Tubular construction
- 100% preshrunk Jersey Cotton*