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Robert Bruce ELLIOT

Regimental number6184
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolTechnical High School
Other trainingBookkeeping
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationElectrical engineer
AddressAlexander Street, Coogee, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Amelia Elliot, 'Camelot', Alexander Street, Coogee, Sydey, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 November 1915
Place of enlistmentCasula, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name4th Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/23/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Company Engineers
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Date of death incorrectly recorded on Nominal Roll as 20 September 1916.
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 1), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
23
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert Newton and Ellen Amelia ELLIOT, 'The Pah', 1 Boyle Street, Cremorne, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousin: Colonel Edwin Long, Melbourne, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 20 January 1916; disembarked Alexandria, 27 February 1916.

Taken on strength, 16th Field Company Engineers, Tel el Kebir, 18 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ELLIOT Robert Bruce

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