Matthew ELLIOT


ELLIOT, Matthew

Service Number: 6941
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 4th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Delny, Ross-shire, Scotland., date not yet discovered
Home Town: Frankston, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Action, France, 27 February 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France, Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Frankston Avenue of Honour Memorial, Hastings War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

18 Nov 1915: Involvement Gunner, SN 6941, 4th Field Artillery Brigade
18 Nov 1915: Embarked Gunner, SN 6941, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 29. His brother, Private Michael Elliot,aged 29, Service Number 4412, also fell –he died of illness at Harefield, Middlesex, England. He served with the 24th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

Both were born Delny, Ross-shire, Scotland. Delny (Scottish Gaelic: Deilgnidh) is a small hamlet in the parish of Kilmuir-Easter in Ross-shire, Scotland

They were sons of John and Margaret Jane Elliot.

The brothers are remembered on the Kilmuir Easter War Memorial. Kilmuir Easter is a parish in the county of Ross and Cromarty, Scotland, 4 miles South of Tain. It is bounded by the Cromarty Firth, of which it commands a view. It contains the hamlets of Nigg, Kincardine, Ederton, Logie Easter, and Rosskeen.