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Regimental number1231
Place of birthOrva, Ireland
AddressGreenholm, Glenaroua, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 9.5"
Weight163 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Elliott, Orva, Co Cavan, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1919
Discharge date14 March 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, Egypt, 1 February 1916 and appointed driver; transferred to 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, 17 April 1916; transferred to Machine Gun Battery, 4th Division, Tel-el-Kabir, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join British Expeditionary Force, 10 July 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 17 July 1916.

Marched out to Etaples, France, 20 August 1916; taken on strength, 13th Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Anzac, 20 August 1916; detached for duty with Assistant Provost Marshal, 2nd Anzac, France, 27 August 1916; rejoined unit, 12 January 1917.

Detached for duty with New Zealand Division, 16 April 1917; rejoined unit, 22 April 1917.

Detached to Anti-Aircraft section, 2nd Anzac, 5 May 1917; rejoined unit, 13 May 1917.

Proceeded on leave, 4 July 1917; returned from leave, 21 July 1917.

Detached to Anti-Aircraft section, 2nd Anzac, 3 January 1918; rejoined unit, 10 January 1918.

To England on leave, 2 February 1918; returned from leave, 19 February 1918.

Detached to 49th B Division, British Army, 14 October 1918; rejoined unit, 17 October 1918.

Taken on strength, 13th Light Horse Regiment, France, 7 December 1918.

To United Kingdom on leave, 13 January 1919.

Detached to Australian Army Postal Corps, England, 10 February 1919; Postal Corps granted days’ extra disembarkation leave, 30 September 1919.

Commenced return to Australia, from England, on board HT ‘Nestor’, 1 November 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 15 December 1919; discharged, 14 March 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ELLIOTT Robert

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