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Herbert Joseph ELLIOTT

Regimental number3515
Place of birthBallina New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMechanical engineer
Address4 O'Connell Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, A Elliott, c/o J and A Brown, 4 O'Connell Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 12 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Conspicuous courage and example. Valauble services at Pozieres.
Recommendation date: 7 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918

Military Medal

At POZIERES, FRANCE, from 15th. to 22nd. August 1916, Sergeant ELLIOTT was engaged for six consecutive nights on constructive work in the 1st and 3rd Brigade fronts near the quarry and MOUQUET FARM. He was remarkably cool under heavy enemy shelling and his example and encouragement to the men in his parties contributed in a great degree to the successful work of construction. During the whole period he was engaged on this work he had only one night off duty. On the 22nd. August he suffered from the concussion of a bursting shell but refused to leave his work
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Date of death8 November 1959
Place of burialBotany Cemetery

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