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Alfred Charles ELLIOTT

Regimental number171
Place of birthWillesden England
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationTeamster
Address...
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs W Elliott, 33 Rockingham Road, Harlesden London, England
Enlistment date9 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 31 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'In the operations against the enemy positions at MONT DE MERRIS near STRAZEELE on night 2nd/3rd June, 1918, Lieutenant ELLIOTT commanded the reserve platoon and displayed dash and leadership of a high order. On approaching the enemy's first line of trenches two Machine Guns were holding up the first wave. Grasping the situation immediately Lieutenant ELLIOTT deflected his two left sections and by clever handling got around these machine guns and silenced them, thus allowing the attack to proceed. Later when the O.C., Right Platoon, was killed and the Platoon became disorganised he went forward and collected the scattered men and took them to their objective.'
Recommendation date: 9 June 1918

FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in command of the reserve platoon during an attack. Seeing that two enemy machine guns were holding up the first wave, he immediately deflected his two left sections, and got round the guns and silenced them, thus allowing the attack to proceed. Later, when the officer commanding the right platoon was killed, and the platoon became disorganized, he went forward and collected the scattered men, and took them to their objective.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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