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William Walter Highton ELLIOTT

Regimental number422
Place of birthDunedin, New Zealand
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
Address56 Nicholson Street, Essendon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 10.5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinJohn Pollock Elliott, Red Cliff House, North Street, Toowoomba, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in the Senior Cadets, 2 years in the 55th Infantry Regiment.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMoonee Ponds, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
FateDied of wounds 26 April 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Place of burialAt sea
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on St John's Presbyterian Church, Essendon, Roll of Honour: three panels inscribed 'For King & Country', 'For God and Humanity', 'For Right Against Might'.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Died on board 'Ionian' off the Gallipoli coast, of wounds received in action, 26 April 1915. Buried at sea.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Base Records wrote, 20 February 1926: 'It is noted a discrepancy has unfortunately arisen in reference to the second Christian name of your son ... as "Walter" and it is regretted that it will not be practicable to amend the Register entry at this late juncture.'
SourcesNAA: B2455, ELLIOTT William Walter Highton

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