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George Stephenson ELLIOTT

Place of birthCharlton West, Victoria
SchoolBallarat College, Victoria
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressElwood, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs A E Elliott, 'Wenesti', Byrne Avenue, Elwood, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Ballarat Cadets
Enlistment date20 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMedical Officers
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 19 May 1917

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Captain G.S. Elliott, M.C. was dux of Ballarat College winning Medal for best all round boy. Also Cups for running and jumping. He was a prominant figure in University life and graduated in 1915. He was an all round athlete and took a leading part in sport with Ormond and the University, holding a double blue for athletics and football. He was Captain of the Victorian Interstate Football team." Details from Wife.
FateKilled in Action 25 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death32
Place of burialThe Huts Cemetery (Plot VII, Row D, Grave No. 20), Dickebusch, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and helen ELLIOTT; husband of Alice Evelyn ELLIOTT, "Wee Nestie", Glen Eira Avenue, Ripponlea, St. Kilda, Victoria. Native of Charlton West, Victoria

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: Brig General H.E. Elliott, CMG, DSO, Croix de Guerre, DCM, CC. Great Grandson Captain T Janverin of Lord Nelson's Battleship "Foudrinjent"

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