George Ernest ELLIOTT

Regimental number5331
Place of birthBrompton, London, England
SchoolLondon School Board, London, England
ReligionChurch of England
Address14 St John Youngs Crescent, Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs Susannah Sarah Elliott, 142 Great Wesern Road, Paddington, London, England
Enlistment date7 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

For conspicuous gallantry as a member of a rifle grenade section which attacked several enemy strong points during operations at Lagnicourt.
Recommendation date: 25 April 1917

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularArrived in Australia, 1912. Butler to Sir Rupert and Lady Clarke, 1907. Well known to Melbourne, Victoria
FateKilled in Action 3 May 1917
Place of death or woundingBullicourt, France
Age at death40
Age at death from cemetery records40
Place of burialQueant Road Cemetery (Plot II, Row G, Grave No. 6), Buissy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Husband of Susannah Sarah ELLIOTT, 9 Blenheim Cottages, Bridge Street, Sunbury Common, Middlesex, England. Native of London

Military Medal

'These men [ELLIOTT, 2341 A.J. McMAHON, 5301 T.P. BOURKE, and 2336 S.R. BOND] are members of a rifle grenade section which did excellent work during the operations on 15th April at LAGNICOURT. The section was advancing through the village when a strong point was discovered in the right of the village - a trench about 20 yards long. They attacked the strong point vigorously and caused the garrison of 25 to surrender. Continuing the advance along a sunken road on the right of the village they came upon a number of the enemy strongly entrenched on a ridge. They immediately attacked the position with rifle grenades, inflicting severe casualties on the enemy and caused the remaining 27 to surrender.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal