Elliott, Thomas George (1791)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 19 years 5 months

Enlistment Details: Thursday, 3 June 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 1791 view online service record

Address:
5 Anderson Street
Clifton Hill, VIC

Next of Kin:
Catherine O’Donnell (sister)
5 Anderson Street
Clifton Hill, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Friday, 16 July 1915
Ship: HMAT Demosthenes A64
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion – 2nd Reinforcements

Fate:
DOW: Thursday, 18 April 1918
Place: France


Brother: William Henry Elliott

Private, 21 Infantry, died of wounds, 18 April, 1918, France, aged 27, commemorated Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

Parents: William Henry and Mrs Catherine Agnes ELLIOTT, Sister: Mrs Catherine O’DONNELL, Brother: 2257, William Henry ELLIOTT, killed in action 8 August, 1915. Born Port Melbourne, educated St Joseph’s, Port Melbourne, family then at 44 Cruikshank Street? He enlisted as a 19-year-old farm hand with his sister as next of kin, then in Clifton Hill. After being wounded at Gallipoli, Elliott was found guilty in October, 1917 after being Absent Without Leave for nearly ten days and sentenced to eight years penal servitude. The bulk of the sentence was remitted in February, 1918 and Elliott was returned to his unit some eight weeks before he was fatally wounded. Mrs O’Donnell returned the circular from Northcote with her late brother’s place of association given as Mooroolbark. Notes in NAA archives reveal his mother as c/o the Good Shepherd Convent in Abbotsford and that her husband had deserted her in 1903 and she had no knowledge of his whereabouts or whether he was still alive.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

Comments

  1. Brian Membrey says:

    “Elliott was wounded in the chest by a shell just as we had got into the line in the trench in front of Albert. I don’t remember the exact date, but in April, we relieved 23rd Battn. about 10 o’clock at night. He was badly wounded and we heard the following morning that he had died. He was carried out as a stretcher. He was quite close to me and I saw him just after he was hit and being carried away” (Chequer, R., 5813, 21st Battn. B Coy)

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