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Berty Fitzclarence Elliott

Portrait Berty Elliott full length, in uniform - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait Berty Elliott full length, in uniform - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Berty Fitzclarence AWMM
  • Surname
    Elliott AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bertie AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 47130 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 July 1889 AWMM KumaraWestland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 21 January 1917 AWMM 18 Nile Street, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A.A. Elliott (wife), 18 Nile Street, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 12 June 1917 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 1 child AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 5 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      126 pounds AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Sallow AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark Brown AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      No. 14 Field Hospital - multiple gunshot wounds AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Berty Elliott was the son of Mr and Mrs A. C. Elliott, Wellington, New Zealand; husband of Mrs Ada A. Elliott, Timaru, New Zealand. Daughter Zona

    Marched into Trentham Military Camp on 13 February 1917, training with 25th Reinforcements

    22 March 1917 he transferred to the NZ Engineers with the rank of Sapper

    6 June 1917 he transferred to NZ Engineers 27th reinforcement.

    28 December 1917, Berty sailed for France arriving at the Etaples camp on 31 December 1917 where he spent several weeks before being posted to 2nd Field Company NZ Engineers on 19 January 1918

    Army record shows incorrect date of birth as 1888, relatives note he was born in 1889. Age incorrectly cited on CWGC and headstone, age 28 should be 30 years AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    29 August 1918 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM IV. B. 11. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Brooklyn War Memorial, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM

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  • The Grandfather I never knew and was so missed by Grandma Ada and Mum. Berty your death changed so many lives but your memory lives on through me, your only surviving grandchild, and my children and grandchildren,a family you would have been so proud of. Thank you for your sacrifice so your family can live in and grow in a beautiful and free country.
    Public - Cynthia - Other Relative - 19 April 2015
  • Great-Grandad Bertie, We never met you but your legacy lived on through Grandma-Ada (your wife) and Grandma (your daughter) and my mum. You left behind a beautiful, strong family.
    Public - Rachel - Other Relative - 12 April 2015



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19 April 2015CynthiaMother, NZOther Relative
12 April 2015Rachel Kapiti CoastOther Relative

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