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Richard George ELLIOTT

Regimental number7082
Place of birthRavenwood, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTara via Dalby, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kin..., Mrs E. Elliott, PO, Toowoomba, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 February 1916
Place of enlistmentToowoomba, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XV, Row E, Grave No. 1), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Edith Emily ELLIOTT. Native of Jandowae, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 25 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 29 January 1917; marched into 4th Training Bn, Codford, 30 January 1917, and reverts to rank of Private on marching in.

Promoted to Extra Duty Pay Corporal, 31 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 May 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 23 May 1917, and reverts to the rank of Private on marching in.

Promoted Extra Pay Corporal, 25 May 1917.

Found guilty, 7 June 1917, of leaving parade without permission: award, reverts to ranks of Private.

Proceeded to unit, 8 June 1917; taken on strength of 15th Bn, in the field, 12 June 1917.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 23 August 1917.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 2 October 1917.

Promoted Corporal, 10 October 1917.

Reverts to the rank of Private at own request, 9 March 1918.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Buried, 4 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ELLIOTT Richard George

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