George Stephenson ELLIOTT MC, MID


ELLIOTT, George Stephenson

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: 20 August 1915, Victoria Barracks, Vic.
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: Army Medical Corps (AIF)
Born: Charlton, Victoria, Australia, 1 June 1885
Home Town: Elwood, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Ballarat College, Ormond College, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Doctor
Died: Killed In Action, Belgium, 25 September 1917, aged 32 years
Cemetery: The Huts Cemetery, ​Dickebusch, Belgium
Plot VII, Row D, Grave No. 20
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World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Captain, Army Medical Corps (AIF), Victoria Barracks, Vic.
1 Aug 1916: Involvement Captain, Medical Officers, Third Ypres
1 Aug 1916: Embarked Captain, Medical Officers, HMAT Orsova, Melbourne
8 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, Army Medical Corps (AIF), Bullecourt (Second)
12 Sep 1917: Honoured Mention in Dispatches, Bullecourt (Second), Also awarded the MC for the same action
25 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, Army Medical Corps (AIF), Polygon Wood
25 Sep 1917: Involvement Captain, Army Medical Corps (AIF), Third Ypres
1 Jan 1918: Honoured Military Cross

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Brother: Brig General H.E. "Pompey" Elliott, CB, CMG, DSO, DCM, VD, Croix de Guerre.

Played 1 game (1905) for Fitzroy Football Club and 79 games (1908-13) for University Football Club (Captain 1911-12) in the VFL prior to enlisting.

Whilst attached to the 56th Battalion, he was awarded the Military Cross for "his work and splendid devotion to duty" between 13 and 17 May 1917.

Capt Elliott was killed in action at Polygon Wood on 25 September 1917 and was buried in The Huts Cemetery Belgium.