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Harold Robinson ELLIOT

Regimental number3490
Place of birthBethangra, Victoria
SchoolTraralgon Catholic School
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
AddressBreed Street, Traralegon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Robert Henry Elliot, Breed Street,Traralgon, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 April 1918
Age at death21
Place of burialNieppe-Bois (Rue Du-Bois) British Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 12), Vieuz-Berquin, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
52
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert Henry and Isabella Anne ELLIOT, Breed Street, Traralgon, Victoria. Native of Bethanga, Victoria
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack on BLACK WATCH CORNER east of YPRES on September 20th 1917, this N.C.O. organised a party of bombers and rifle grenadiers and brought fire to bear on the strong point. He then led his party round and captured it, thereby allowing our advance to continue. He pushed on until the 3rd objective was captured and did exceptionally fine work in getting the position consolidated.'

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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