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Herbert Elliot/ Elliott

Rank: Lance Corporal
Town/Village: Navan, Ontario
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Country: Canada
Alternative Address: Abbeycartron, Longford; Russell, Ontario; Grizzly Bear, Alberta (after the war)
Census 1901: Resident in Cumberland, Russell, Ontario, Canada with parents and elder brother Frederick
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Canadian Forestry Corps; [16th Battalion, Manitoba Regiment Depot]; (43rd Battalion), {64th Battalion} Canadian Expeditionary Force
Regiment Number: 420844
Date of Death: 15-05-1936
Cause: Natural causes
Memorial: Edmonton Municipal Cemetery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Herbert Arthur Elliot was born 18 June 1887, in Abbeycartron, Longford town. He was the son of Thomas, a former warden with the Prison Service and his wife Eliza/Elizabeth. In c.1900 Herbert and his parents emigrated to Canada, settling in Ontario. His siblings, Frederick, Albert, Fanny and Evelyn may have already been resident there. Sadly both parents appear to have died prior to the outbreak of WW1. Before the War, Herbert had been working as a farmer, likely in Navan, Ontario. 

LCpl Elliot enlisted with the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force on the 31 December 1914. Elliot served at the front from Montreal on the 'Grampian' after  c.June 1915 in both France and Belgium for periods on 1916 and May 1917. He received a gun shot wound in April 1916 whilst fighting at the Hooge. His elder brother, Albert, also served in WW1; Albert and his sister Edith Robinson were nominated as Herbert's next-of-kin on his service record. 

Herbert was demobilised in March 1919 and went on to purchase a homestead in Alberta. He married Amelia “Millie” Francis, who was English-born. They went on to have a son, Arthur Francis and a daughter, Diana Greenway. The family later moved to Edmonton, Alberta where Herbert passed away in 1936.


Parents Names: Son of Thomas Elliot and Eliza (née McCordick/ McCordock), Abbeycartron, Longford
Notes: His place of birth was given as Navan Ontario on his attestment form, but this was likely in error. Many thanks to Herbert's granddaughter, Darlene, for sharing the portrait of Herbert and the image of his grave with us, and to all of her assistance in compiling this entry.

Link to Civil Record of birth; Link to service record; link to 1926 Census of Canada

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