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Margaret Mary Elliot

Margaret Mary Elliot Report 6 Oct 2012 13:12

Dear Helper ,We have just returned from France and visited My 2nd cousins grave ,in Rouen Militery Cemetery ,I am the only one left of the Elliot side of the family .He was F. ELLIOT M.M. 152061 Gunner, Royal Artillery ,Died Nov 14th 1918, aged 21years .The only other person who has visited was his brother Stuart ,My husband and I were stunned to see he had M.M after his name we are now eager to find out what he had done to get this distingwished medal ,can you help ,I am in my 80ies and find it hard to delve ,please help .[It is the same with my father he got the M.B.E in ww2 and the reply is classifyed it is so annoying ]hope you can help regards MGT

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 6 Oct 2012 13:18

Have you tried the CWGC site for any further info.

What was his christian name please


Dea Report 6 Oct 2012 13:20

What is his first name please and do you know where he was born?

Dea x

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 6 Oct 2012 13:21

AHH listed as Fred


Service No:
Date of Death:
Royal Field Artillery

"C" Bty. 156th Bde.
Grave Reference
S. III. Y. 3.
Additional Information:
Son of Albert Joseph and Isabella Stuart Elliot, of 36, Liddell Terrace, Bensham, Gateshead.

will take a look to see if his Army records survived

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 6 Oct 2012 13:25

His medal card doesn' t indicate he had the MM

is shown as having the Victory Medal and the British Medal

Name: Fred Elliot
Regiment or Corps: Royal Field Artillery
Regimental Number: 152061


Choccy Report 6 Oct 2012 13:26


RG14PN30416 RG78PN1748A RD557 SD2 ED6 SN91
Reg. District: Gateshead
Sub District: Gateshead
Parish: Gateshead
Enum. District: 6
Address: 16 Walton Street Gateshead
County: Durham

ELLIOT, Albert Joseph Head Married M 40 1871 House Property Manager And Rent Collector Northumberland Newcastle
ELLIOT, Isabella Stuart Wife Married
18 years F 39 1872 Durham Gateshead
ELLIOT, Annie Mary Daughter Single F 17 1894 Telephone Operator Durham Gateshead
>>>>>ELLIOT, Fred Son M 13 1898 School Durham Gateshead
ELLIOT, Frances Daughter F 11 1900 School Durham Gateshead

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 6 Oct 2012 13:27

no army record I,m afraid just another version of whats already known

Name: Fred Elliot
Birth Place: Gateshead
Death Date: 14 Nov 1918
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Newcastle-on-tyne
Rank: Gunner
Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery
Number: 152061
Type of Casualty: Died
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Comments: M.M


George_of_Westbury Report 6 Oct 2012 14:08

I have cribbed this from a tree on Ancestry, Fred Elliot

France Awarded Military Medal(MM) for Gallantry (152061 Gnr. Royal Field Artillery) London Gazette No 30897 Page 10764,published 10/9/1918

Can someone please have a look on the London Gazette, i have looked myself but i can never seem to find my way around it.



Choccy Report 6 Oct 2012 14:18

London Gazette entry gives the following information ! nothing more unfortunately -

152061 Gnr. F. Elliot, R.F.A. (Gateshead-on-


George_of_Westbury Report 6 Oct 2012 14:28

Thanks Choccy

I thought it may have given more details,to give to Margaret.



George_of_Westbury Report 6 Oct 2012 14:35

Ive also looked on the National Archives site for a War Diary which may have given the details why he was awarded the Military Medal, again i cant see any record.


Margaret Mary Elliot

Margaret Mary Elliot Report 8 Oct 2012 13:49

Dear All Thank you for you time Fred Elliot on his tomb stone Was M.M after his name .All the named persons you have named I remember except for Fred I was born in 1932 .regards MGT


Eringobragh1916 Report 8 Oct 2012 14:39

Margaret Mary....

A Fred Elliott is remembered on the St Cuthberts Church Plaque (Bensham) inside the Church.
Click on the following link ....Any problems let me know..

He does have MM after his name....But the surname is spelt Elliott and he was a Gunner in the RE

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 8 Oct 2012 15:10

Distinguished Conduct Medal Citations 1914-1920

200334 L/Cpl. F. Elliot, North'd Fus. (Haydon Bridge) (LG 17th Apr 1918)
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as runner. He frequently carried messages during engagements under heavy fire, and showed great courage and determination. His splendid example was of the greatest value in maintaining communication.

Royal Artillery Military Medals

First Name(s):F
Last Name:Elliot
Service:Royal Field Artillery
Date of Gazette:13.09.1918
Year of Gazette:1918
Award:Military Medal

(the above from Find My Past, if any good)

Chris :)