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Albert ELLIOTT

Regimental number1131
Place of birthNorth Morton, Tasmania
SchoolNorth Morton State School, North Morton, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressGPO Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Elliott, Ellerton Hotel via Blythe, Tasmania
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 8 April 1918

FateDied as prisoner of war 8 November 1919
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialBerlin South-Western Cemetery (Plot XVII, Row B, Grave No. 3), Stahnsdorf, Germany
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
174
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William James and Mary Eliza ELLIOTT, Wilson Street, Burnie, Tasmania. Native of North Motton, Tasmania
Medals

Military Medal

'At DERNANCOURT on 5th April 1918 these three men [ELLIOTT, 645 R. MARSHALL, 2793 J. JACKSON] were attached as Sappers and were working continually under shell fire, when enemy attacked in force they took rifles and manned the trenches with infantry and materially assisted in keeping the enemy off. They worked valiantly for over 3 hours firing rifles and using bombs with great effect until all were seriously wounded. Their brave bearing and gallant action of such a crises is worthy of the best traditions of the army and they set a fine example to their comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 3501 Pte Wallie Wesley ELLIOTT, 3rd Machine Gun Bn, killed in action, 11 September, 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ELLIOTT Albert

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