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Elliott, J.D., Cpl., 1917

James Elliott

Royal Engineers badge

In The Huts Cemetery is the Commonwealth War Grave of 61182 Corporal J.D. Elliott, serving with the Royal Engineers who died 31/08/1917.

Derek Johnstone has provided the following:

Information from the CWGC shows James Elliott had the initials JD. The limited information found shows he was living at Smiths Buildings at Bedlington when he enlisted. Mrs Jeanie Elliott is shown in the military records as being his nearest relative and next of kin.

Soldiers Died in the Great War states that he was born in Chevington, enlisted in Newcastle upon Tyne and lived at Acklington.

Morpeth Herald 21/09/1917 carries a brief obituary:
ELLIOTT.-Killed in action August 31st, 1917, aged 33 years, Corporal James D. Elliott, of the Royal Engineers, beloved husband of Jeannie Elliott, of Smith’s Buildings, Bedlington, late of Togston Barns, Acklington.- Ever remembered by his sorrowing wife and four little children.

He is remembered in Bedlington on B15.02, B15.09 and B15.26 page 3

The CWGC entry for Corporal Elliott

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk