Alban Charles ELLIOT MC

ELLIOT, Alban Charles

Service Numbers: NX70667, N74243
Enlisted: 6 September 1915, Bathurst, New South Wales
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: Lines of Communication Units
Born: Waterlooville, England, 7 June 1892
Home Town: Eastwood, Ryde, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Solicitor
Died: Natural causes, New South Wales, Australia, 3 August 1978, aged 86 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

6 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, Bathurst, New South Wales
16 Feb 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant
11 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 53rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 53rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Vestalia, Sydney
26 Jan 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 53rd Infantry Battalion
7 Mar 1917: Wounded Lieutenant, 53rd Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages
17 Apr 1918: Wounded Lieutenant, 53rd Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux, 2nd occasion - gas
23 Apr 1919: Promoted AIF WW1, Captain, 53rd Infantry Battalion
23 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Captain, 53rd Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

20 Jan 1941: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Captain, SN NX70667, Paddington, New South Wales
21 Jan 1941: Involvement SN N74243
10 Dec 1943: Discharged 2nd AIF WW 2, Major, SN NX70667, Lines of Communication Units, LoC HQ NSW

Alban Charles Elliot

Alban known all his life as Bull Elliot a name given to him by the 53rd battalion.
Bull Elliot fought on the western front, serving in the7th, 2nd, 20th ,36th and finally the 53rd battalion. It was the fierce battle of Polygon wood that Alban won the Military Cross. Quote the AIF records For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his men in attack and ensured direction was kept, although twice badly shaken by bursting shells. when the objective was reached he twice organised and conducted parties to bring in enemy machine guns and ammunition, whichwere used against the enemy. Hew showed great courage and initiative throughout the operations. Dispatch mentions from Bellicourt, quote AIF records This officer throughout the operations near Bellicourt during the period 30 September to 2 October displayed great zeal, organising ability and devotion to duty while acting in capacity as Adjutant. He personally supervised the loading and issuing of SAA bombs and rations etc, making several journeys to the front line under heavy fire at grave personal risk in order to see same delivered. It is considered that this officers untiring energy contributed largely to the success of the operations.
Wounded in action7 March 1917
Wounded in action 17 April 1918
Adjutant of the 53rd battalion described by the book The Whale Oil Guards as being as fearless as a lion and a great soldier.
Promoted to Hon Captain23rd of April 1919.
Alban served and fought in the second world war.
Appointed Major 18th of December 1941, then later appointed a Military judge for the Aif. Port Macquaries longest serving Mayor before taking up a supreme court position in Sydney.
Alban passed away on the 3rd of August 1978. His obituary in the Port Macquarie News said to see him in action in Port Macquarie it was easy to see the qualitys that won him the Military Cross. Albans ashes have been buried next to his beloved wife and son in the Port Macquarie. A fearless soldier of two world wars. Alban Elliot I thank you ande salute and all the other brave poor soles that fought for freedom. God Bless you all!

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