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Name: James ELLIOTT
Casualty No.: Ranks: Acting Bombardier Initials: J Service No.: 84644
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Padley Word, Derbyshire. Age at Death: 24
Unit: 'B' Battery, 57th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 2 South View Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Hewer at Clara Vale Colliery.
How Died: Died at home (in his fathers arms) as a result of wounds received in action. He had been released from a hospital in Bristol on 16th August 1918.
Date of Death: Monday 2nd September 1918
Place of Death: At home.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Clara Vale Colliery Memorial, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Emma Colliery Memorial, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Robert Young Memorial Methodist Church, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Ryton Cemetery, Hexham Old Road, Ryton on Tyne, Co Durham. Plot A. U. 129.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 1
Service Records: Yes
Death Notice/Obituary: Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 1st September 1919. Blaydon Courier, page 8, 7th September 1918.
Family Details:
Eldest son of Isaac and Ellen Elliott, of 2 South View, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Grandson of James and Dorothy Ash, of Maryport, Cumberland. John's brother, Isaac (Junior) was killed in action during the Second World War whilst serving in Italy with the 2nd Bn Coldstream Guards. Another brother, Samuel Coats Elliott, died in May 1946 whilst serving as a Corporal with the RAF Volunteer Reserve. Another brother John, served with the 50th Bn Machine Gun Corps, during World War 1
Notes : James enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery at Newcastle upon Tyne, 9th September 1914. He embarked at Avonmouth on 17th June 1915 to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force in Salonika, Greece, where he was to spend his time on active service until he was beset with health problems. He had initially complained of shortness of breath, a cough and pains in the chest and was admitted to the 29th General Hospital. Following three weeks in hospital he was transferred to Malta on 16th May 1918 to spend a further six weeks in Valletta Military Hospital. He was then invalided to the UK to spend more time in a hospital at Bristol. His disability was given as chronic valvular disease of the heart, attributed to spending time “on field service. The degree of disability was given as 80%. He had served three years and 257 days in total. His death was given as died of wounds.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register.
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