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Douglas Allan ELLIOTT

Regimental number96
Place of birthBurnley, Victoria
SchoolState SchoolVictoria
AddressMaribyrnong Barracks, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 7.75"
Weight149 lbs
Next of kinD Elliott, Marnoc Vale, Belmont, Geelong, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3.5 years in the Royal Australian Field Artillery.
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMaribyrnong, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'High recommended for gunnery by Major W Lachlan, of 21st Battery. He was specially qualified for his profession as a soldier.' (details from Father)
FateKilled in Action 1 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialGordon Dump Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 8), Ovillers-La Boiselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David and Mabel A.E. ELLIOTT, 15 Francis Street, Newtown, Geelong, Victoria. Native of Burnley, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2275 Sergeant Alexander David Elliott, 4th Bn, died of wounds, 1 November 1916; 2364 Pte Gordon Archibald ELLIOTT, 2nd Division Headquarters, returned to Australia, 1 August 1919; 21026 Gunner Roy Donald ELLIOTT, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 17 August 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 April 1915.

Appointed Provisional Bombardier, 2 August 1915.

Admitted to 1/2 Lowland Field Ambulance, 5 September 1915 (haemorrhoids); transferred same day to No 11 Casualty Clearing Station; to Hospital Ship, 6 September 1915, and admitted to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 11 September 1915; discharged to Base Details, 15 September 1915; transferred to England, and admitted to No 5 General Hospital, Portsmouth, 26 September 1915.

Enbarked England to rejoin the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (date not recorded); joined Overseas Base, Gezireh, 14 February 1916.

Transferred to 22nd Battery, Tel el Kebir, 11 March 1916.

Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 12 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 27 March 1916.

Temporary promotion confirmed, 22 April 1916.

Transferred to 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, 15 May 1916, and taken on strength, 21st Field Artillery Brigade.

Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 27 May 1916 (tonsilitis); discharged to duty, and rejoined unit, in the field, 30 May 1916.

Killed in action, 1 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ELLIOTT Douglas Allan

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