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John Stewart ELLIOT

Regimental number89
Place of birthHawick Scotland
ReligionProtestant
OccupationLabourer
Address4 Dovemount Place, Hawick, N.B., Scotland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Elliot, 4 Dovemountplace, Hawick, N.B., Scotland
Enlistment date4 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (altered to Military Medal)


'Work at Westhoek Ridge on 20 September 1917.'
Recommendation date: 24 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At WESTHOEK RIDGE 20th September 1917. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, when as a Company runner despite heavy shell fire he maintained communication between the front line and Battalion Headquarters. Later, after heavy casualties had occurred amongst the N.C.O.'s, he took on his own initiative, command of a section and led it to the final stages of the attack. Again later he personally conducted the relief of two posts under heavy shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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