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Robert Clarence Leslie ELLIOTT

Regimental number2061
Place of birthCarrington New South Wales
AddressOrestone, Young Street, Carrington, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Robert William Elliott, Yound Street, Carrington, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Pay Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Bray on 22 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 7 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations near BRAY on 22nd August, 1918. During the approach march to assembly line the untiring and gallant work done by Sergeant ELLIOT under shell and machine gun fire greatly inspired the men of the Battalion. Later when establishing a defensive flank, he took five men out and located the enemy's location. He also took a patrol up the BRAY ALBERT Road and after great difficulty succeeded in getting into touch with the troops on the left. owing to the critical position at the moment this reconnaissance was of the utmost important and value to the Battalion and the work done by this N.C.O. cannot be overestimated.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 March 1959
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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