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John James ELLIOTT

Regimental number7588
Place of birthManly, Sydney, New South Wales
True NameHEATON, John James
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCarter
AddressSt Peters, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 4.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Elliott, 47 Yourong Street, Hyde Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil. Deserted from the Royal Australian Navy, 15 April 1917; mother sought a pardon (12 September 1917) 'in view of his present service with the A.I.F.'
Enlistment date15 April 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 9 August 1919
Discharge date17 November 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 10 May 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 20 July 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 17 October 1917; taken on strength, 14th Field Artillery Brigade, 23 October 1917, and posted to 55th Battery.

By own declaration, 10 December 1917, assumed true name of John James Henry HEATON.

Married Elizabeth KANE, spister, aged 21, St Mary's Chapel (Catholic), Maryhill, Glasgow, 15 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ceramic', 9 August 1919; disembarked Sydney, 3 October 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 17 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ELLIOTT John James

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