Russell Stanley ELLIOTT

Regimental number183
Date of birth--/04/1896
Place of birthNyngan New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBrough Street, Cobar, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Mary Elliott, Brough Street, Cobar, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service42nd Infantry
Enlistment date15 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 25 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollNIG
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF20
Promotion date: 29 July 1917


Unit: INF20
Promotion date: 1 March 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 18 April 1918

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 6 September 1918

Military Cross

Work near Rainecourt on 11 august 1918
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919

Military Cross

'In the attack near Raincourt on the11th August 1918, his company commander was killed. On reaching the objective, the enemy delivered a strong local counter attack, and some of his men having lost direction in the mist, he had few at his disposal. Under heavy fire he collected others from another unit, beating off the attack with heavy casualties, and thus gallantly counter attacked at the head of his men, capturing a machine gun and taking prisoners.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal