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James Bruce Elliot

Portrait, Weekly News 1943 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Weekly News 1943 - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Bruce AWMM
  • Surname
    Elliot AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    501287 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1943 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    501287 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1943 2NZEF Nom. Roll 12, p.57 Solicitor/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 12, p.57
    2NZEF Nom. Roll 12, p.57
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • James Elliot was the son of Sir George Elliott, Kt., O.B.E., and of Lady Elliot (nee McKerrow), of Auckland, New Zealand; husband of Eleanor Anne Elliot, of Milford, Auckland, New Zealand. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    5 December 1943 AWMM
    Age 39 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy AWMM XVI. A. 23. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Gunner James Bruce Elliot, who has been reported killed in action, was the elder son of Sir George and Lady Elliot, who left Auckland some years ago to reside in England. He was educated at Waitaki Boys' High School and Trinity College, Cambridge. On his return to Auckland he joined the law firm of Messrs. Russell, McVeagh and Company and was later made a partner. He enlisted in the Army at the outbreak of the war, and upon being commissioned did staff duties at the headquarters of the Northern Military District. On the departure overseas of two other partners in the company, Major-General H. E. Barrowclough and Colonel N. L. Macky, Mr. Elliot had to return to the firm, but with the return of Colonel Macky he was able to re-join the Army. Like many other young officers, he was retained in New Zealand during the critical months which followed Japan's entry into the war, and when the opportunity came to go overseas he relinquished his commission to take service as a gunner in the field artillery. He married Miss Ela Brampton, a daughter of the late Mr. Kenneth Brampton, and she and their two children reside in Auckland. Mr. Elliot was a director of Wilson's (N.Z.) Portland Cement Limited, Milne and Choyce Limited, and Leyland, O'Brien, Limited Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 January 2017 - New Zealand Herald, Volume 80, Issue 24769, 17 December 1943
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  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Waitaki Boys High School Roll of Honour WWII 1939-45 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Weekly News AWMM
      Weekly News, 1944 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.57 AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
29 December 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
22 January 2017Lorraine MGisborne, NzResearcher

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