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  cap badgePrivate Richard G Elliott

6th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Service No: 3138

Richard G Elliott grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of John and Sarah Ann Elliott of 14 Westray St, Carlin How, Stinningrove, Yorkshire. Husband of Margaret Caine Elliott of 3 Iron Row, Coatbridge. Richard's daughter Agnes McCallister Elliott died in 1918 aged just 4 years and his wife Margaret died in January 1919. Richard also had a son John born 13/10/1912. Richard's younger brother Lance Corporal John Elliott of the 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (1319) was Killed in Action on the 19/06/1915 aged 23 and is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres. HIS DEATH WAS JUST 4 DAYS AFTER RICHARDS. From the 1901 Census - Address - 36 South Marsh St, Workington, Cumberland - John Elliott aged 42, Sarah Ann Elliott aged 37, Jane G Elliott aged 13, Richard G Elliott aged 11, John Elliott aged 9, Martha E Elliott aged 7, Jemima Elliott aged 5, Mary E Elliott aged 2 and Isaac G Elliott aged 1.

Born / Resided

Workington, Cumberland / 3 Iron Row, Coatbridge.

Died

Killed in Action 15/06/1915

Enlisted

Hamilton

Employed

Iron Worker in the Langloan Iron Works.

Age

24 / DOB - 22/02/1891

Buried / Remembered

Le Touret Memorial (Panel 15 and 16), Pas de Calais, France.

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The Cemetery was begun by the Indian Corps (and in particular by the 2nd Leicesters) in November, 1914, and it was used continuously by Field Ambulances and fighting units until March, 1918. It passed into German hands in April, 1918, and after its recapture a few further burials were made in Plot IV in September and October. The grave of one Officer of the London Regiment was brought in in 1925 from a position on the Estaires-La Bassee road near "Port Arthur", and the 264 Portuguese graves of March, 1917 and April, 1919 were removed to Richebourg-L'Avoue Portuguese National Cemetery after the Armistice. There are now over 900, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. The graves of three men of the King's Liverpool Regiment, which were destroyed by shell fire, are now represented by special headstones.

Additional Information

Richard is listed as ELLIOT on the Memorial. Also remembered in the St Augustine's Parish (book) Roll of Honour and on the Workington Roll of Honour-Civic Memorial. There are no names on the Workington Memorial (see photos). See photos for Richard's Medal Index Card, his name on the Le Touret Memorial x 2, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, his CWGC Grave Registration, his name on the Le Touret Memorial Panel List and the Cameronians Cap Badge. Also see photos for Richard's younger brother Lance Corporal John Elliott's Medal Index Card, his name of the England 1911 Census (along with mother and other members of the family), his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls x 2, his CWGC Grave Registration, his name on the Menin Gate Memorial Panel List and finally his name on the Menin Gate Memorial.

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Comments
This is my great uncle. Trying to find out which St. Augustines Parish Roll of Honour he is mentioned in. Can you help.
Anne Richardson, Coatbridge, 08/05/2019 6:25PM
This gentleman was married to my great Aunt Margaret Caine. Thank you for all your hard work in compiling this wonderful record.
ANNE RICHARDSON, COATBRIDGE, 15/02/2019 4:02PM

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