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John Caldwell McNeish Elliott

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Surname: Elliott

Forenames: John Caldwell McNeish

Age at Death: 22

Honours & Awards:

Date of Death: 6/10/1917

Last Residence or Enlistment Address:
Waerenga Valley

Family and other Information:
Son of George William and Jane Caldwell Elliott, of Waerenga, Waikato, New Zealand.

Memorial: Pokeno

Service No: 38511

Rank: Private

Regiment: Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F.

Unit: 3rd Bn.

Embarkation Date:

Place of Death: No. 2 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station near Ypres, Belgium

Cemetery Name: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

Grave Reference: XX. K. 13A.

Cause of Death: Died of wounds

Memorial Image:

Personal Details from Military Record

Eye Colour: Blue

Hair: Brown

Height:
5ft 6in
168cm

Weight:
11st 7lb
73kg

Date of Birth: 08/10/1874

Occupation: Farmer

Religion: C of E

Next of Kin: G. W. Elliott (father)

Personal Stories

A poem placed in the NZ Herald on 6 October 1919.

The family aslo placed In Memoriam notices in 1928, 1930 and 1935.

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General Information

PASSCHENDAELE (OCTOBER 1917)

The battle of Passchendaele was New Zealand’s worst-ever military disaster. Like the battle of Messines, it was part of the failed Allied attempt to break out Ypres salient in late 1917. A successful assault by the New Zealanders on Gravenstafel Spur on 4 October was followed by a devastating defeat at Bellevue Spur on the 12th, in which 846 men died in a few hours. In total the division suffered 7,500 killed or wounded in these battles, and a further 3,000 in the same sector in the winter of 1917-18. Three New Zealanders won Victoria Crosses for bravery at Passchendaele.

http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/passchendaele-the-battle-for-belgium

- See more at: http://www.forustheyfell.org.nz/soldier/elliott-john-caldwell-mcneish/#sthash.FrhRpQMA.dpuf

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