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James Alexander ELLIOTT

Regimental number733
Place of birthSouth Australia
SchoolState School
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressRainbow PO, Rainbow, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMrs M J Elliott, Rainbow PO, Rainbow, Victoria
Enlistment date27 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 12 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 10 August 1916
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialKantara War Memorial Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 77), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Warracknabeal Cemetery, Victoria. Headstone inscription reads: 'An Australian Soldier's Noble End.' Parents: WIlliam Watson (d. 5 August 1908, aged 53; bu. Warracknabeal, Victoria) and Mary Jane (d. 26 August 1928, aged 66; bu. Warracknabeal, Victoria) ELLIOTT, Riverton, South Australia~
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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