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Harold Edward ELLIOTT

Date of birth19 June 1878
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSolicitor
AddressDalriada, Darebin Road, Northcote, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinMrs C F Elliott, Dalriada, Darebin Road, Northcote, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant-Colonel
Unit name7th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollBrigadier-General
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Promotions

COL (Temporary BGEN)


Unit: 15th Infantry Brigade
Promotion date: 1 March 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).5

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order

For conspicuous gallantry when in command of the advanced guards of the division during an advance. The successes during a long period of almost continuous fighting, the capture of several villages, which were held against frequent and violent counter attacks, and the slightness of our lossess compared to those of the enemy were largely due to his able leadership, energy and courage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Croix de Guerre (France)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Order of St. Anne - 3rd Class (with swords) (Russia)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

CB


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

CMG


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Discharge date29 August 1919
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orontes', 15 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 28 June 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), Melbourne, 29 August 1919.

Medals: Distinguished Service Order, Croix de Guerre (France), Order of St Anne, CB, CMG, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 March 1931
SourcesNAA: B2455, ELLIOTT Harold Edward

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