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Elliott, William Henry (2257)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 25 years 10 months

Enlistment Details: Thursday, 13 May 1915 – Broadmeadows, VIC

Service Number: 2257            view online service record

5 Anderson Street
Clifton Hill, VIC

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

Embarkation Details:
Date: Thursday, 17 June 1915
Ship: HMAT Wandilla A62
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion – 6th Reinforcements

KIA: Sunday, 8 August 1915
Place: Gallipoli Peninsula

Brother: Thomas George Elliott

Private, 14 Infantry, killed in action 8 August, 1915, Gallipoli, aged 27, commemorated Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli.

Parents: William Henry and Mrs Catherine Agnes ELLIOTT, Sister: Mrs Catherine O’DDNNELL, Brother: 1791, Thomas George ELLIOTT, died of wounds, 18 April, 1918. Born Port Melbourne, educated St Joseph’s, Port Melbourne, 44 Cruikshank Street? A 26-year-old labourer, he enlisted with his sister as next of kin, then in Clifton Hill. Circular returned by his mother, c/o Convent of the Good Shepherd, Abbotsford nominating Clifton Hill as place of association. The Port Melbourne Standard in reporting his death 10 June, 1916 suggested his father was late of the South Melbourne gasworks and he was a grandson of the late Senior-Constable BERREEN of Port Melbourne, a Death Notice placing the latter family in Station Street. Brother, 7478, Harold Berreen ELLIOTT enlisted from Yarram also with Mrs O’DONNELL as next of kin.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

1916 ‘ITEMS OF NEWS.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 10 June, p. 2. , viewed 31 May 2016,

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