William Claude ELLIOT

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ELLIOT, William Claude

Service Number: 2885
Enlisted: 9 December 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, July 1891
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: South Toowoomba Boys School, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Station hand
Died: Wounds, Died of wounds, To Be Determined, 9th General Hospital, Rouen, France, Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 19 October 1917
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
St. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block P, Plot III, Row M, Grave No. 8A), France, St Sever Cemetery Extension, Haute-Normandie, France, Waverley General Cemetery, Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Toowoomba Roll of Honour WW1, Toowoomba St Stephen's Church WWI Memorial Tablet, Toowoomba St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church Roll of Honour, Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial)
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World War 1 Service

9 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2885, 52nd Infantry Battalion
27 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2885, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
27 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2885, 52nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Marathon, Brisbane
15 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2885, 52nd Infantry Battalion, 1st Passchendaele, SW right thigh and right arm

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From 52nd Battalion AIF
 
Pte William ELLIOT enlisted in December 1915 leaving his work as a station hand. He was allocated to the 7th Reinforcements to the 52nd Bn and sailed from Brisbane on 27 October 1916, along time in training camp. Arriving at Plymouth in January 1917 he was sick for a time then went to Codford Camp. He was eventually taken on strength with the 52nd in Belgium on 10 June. Wounded in action with severe shrapnel wounds to the thigh and right arm on 15 October, he was evacuated to the 9th General Hospital at Rouen on the 18th. He became seriously ill and died on the 19th.

Three brothers also served: Private Gordon ELLIOT #3073, 4th Field Ambulance, killed in action, 6 May 1917; Private James Bernard ELLIOTT #5329 26th Battalion RTA; and Private John Elliot (details missing), RTA

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