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William Walter Highton Elliott

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Walter Highton AWMM
  • Surname
    Elliott AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 422 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    DunedinOtago Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 17 August 1914 AWMM 56 Nicholson Street, Essendon, Victoria AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    John Pollock Elliott, Red Cliff House, North Street, Toowoomba, Queensland AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 August 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 422 AWMM
  • Military service
    Served for 1 year in the Senior Cadets, 2 years in the 55th Infantry Regiment. AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 10.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      142 lb AWMM
    • 26 April 1915 AWMMDied of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.
    Died on board 'Ionian' off the Gallipoli coast, of wounds received in action, 26 April 1915. Buried at sea.
    Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
    Base Records wrote, 20 February 1926: 'It is noted a discrepancy has unfortunately arisen in reference to the second Christian name of your son ... as "Walter" and it is regretted that it will not be practicable to amend the Register entry at this late juncture.' AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    26 April 1915 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    At sea AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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