|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Born in 1857 in England, Elmore joined the U.S. Navy from Toulon, France. By October 1, 1878, he was serving as a landsman on the USS Gettysburg. On that day, while Gettysburg was in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Algeria ( ), he jumped overboard and saved Landsman Wallace Febrey from drowning. For this action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor.
Elmore's official Medal of Honor citation reads:
On board the U.S.S. Gettysburg; for jumping overboard and saving from drowning Wallace Febrey, landsman, while that vessel was under way at sea in latitude 36 degrees 58 minutes north, longitude 3 degrees 44 minutes east, 1 October 1878.
- "Medal of Honor recipients - Interim Awards, 1871–1898". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. August 5, 2010. Retrieved August 24, 2010.