748023 Leonard William Elliott
Photo Courtesy of Michael Williams, Great -Grandson

Date of Birth: 16 May 1885

Place of Birth: Essex, England

Residence: Eustis, Quebec

Nok: Mrs. L W Elliott, Eustis, Quebec (Wife)

Trade: Labourer

Attestation date: 30 November 1915

Previous military service: Essex Regiment

Unit: 24th Bn CEF

Status: Died Of Wounds- 17 August 1917

Cemetery: Lapugnoy Military Cemetery France


Details of Service:

Leonard Elliott attested with the 117th Bn on 30 November 1915, and sailed to England on 14 August 1916, aboard SS Empress of Britian. On 14 August 1916, Leonard Elliott was appointed to the rank of Lance Corporal.

Upon disbandment of the 117th Battalion in January 1917, L/Cpl Elliott was transferred to the 23rd Reserve Battalion stationed in Shoreham. He would remain with the 23rd Reserve battalion until 27 May 1917, when he requested to revert to the rank of private and was transferred to the 24th Battalion.

Private Elliott arrived in France on 28 May and reported for duty with the 24th Battalion on 5 June 1917.

On 15 August 1917, Private Elliott was dangerously wounded in action and evacuated to the 23rd Casualty Clearing Station. Private Elliott succumbed to his wounds on 17 August 1917.

At the time of Attestation Leonard Elliott was married to Mrs. Edith M.A. Elliott of Eustis, Quebec.

Private Leonard William Elliott is buried at Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, France