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Patrick William ELLIOTT

Regimental number3802
Place of birthWarragul, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address401 Dorcas Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 7.75"
Weight131 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Elliott, 401 Dorcas Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Senior Cadets, Area 52A, 'for a few weeks': 'away in country since'.
Enlistment date17 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3802a
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 20), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Found guilty, Zeitoun, 4 March 1916, of (1) disobedience of an order, in that he absented himself without leave from 14/2/16 to 23/2/16; (2) an act to the prejudice of good order and military discipline, in that he broke away from escort, whilst under close arrest: awarded 168 hours' Field Punishment No 2.

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.

Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 29 April 1916 (cellulitis), and transferred same day to 14th Field Ambulance,; discharged to unit, 14 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 1010102: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ELLIOTT Patrick William
Red Cross File No 1010102

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