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Regimental number1869
Place of birthWhiteabbey, Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationElectric mechanic
Address181 Cathedral Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 5.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lilian Elliott, 181 Cathedral Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Navy.
Enlistment date10 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 February 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 10 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 6 January 1919
Discharge date6 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, 2nd Bn, 4th Reinforcements, Gallipoli, 26 May 1915; admitted to Field Ambulance (diarrhoea), 27 June 1915; transferred to Fleetsweeper, 2 July 1915; rejoined unit, 8 July 1915; admitted HS ‘Devanha’ (debility and teeth), 1 August 1915; disembarked and admitted to St Andrew’s Hospital, Malta, 5 August 1915; invalided to England, 18 August 1915; admitted Military Hospital, New End, Hampstead, England, 26 August 1915; embarked England with No. 11 Draft to rejoin Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 15 November 1915; arrived Mudros, 22 November 1915; disembarked Mudros, 3 December 1915; admitted to Anzac Advanced Base, Mudros, 3 December 1915; discharged to rejoin unit on Gallipoli, 6 December 1915; rejoined unit, 7 December 1915; disembarked Alexandria, 28 December 1915.

Transferred to 14th Field Artillery Brigade, 14 March 1916; taken on strength, 14th Field Artillery Brigade and posted to 55th Battery, 22 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 June 1916.

On leave, 3 July 1917; rejoined unit, 18 July 1917.

To hospital (sick), France, 12 October 1917; admitted to Hospital (Pyrexia of uncertain origin), 13 October 1917; discharged to duty, 19 October 1917; rejoined unit, 21 October 1917.

On leave, 27 August 1918; rejoined unit, 15 September 1918.

Admitted 41st Staff Hospital (bruised back), 1 November 1918; transferred to Base, 2 November 1918; admitted to 1st General Hospital, Etretat, France, 3 November 1918; discharged to duty, 23 November 1918; marched in, Havre, 25 November 1918; marched in Australian General Base Depot, 30 November 1918; evacuated to England, 30 November 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, on duty from France, to report to No 2 Command Depot, 1 December 1918.

Last payment, France, 31 May 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from England on board ‘Takada’ (injured back), 24 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 11 February 1919, awaiting transport to Sydney; discharged, Sydney, 6 July 1919.

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

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