ELLIOT, Berty Fitzclarence
(Service number 47130)

Aliases Bertie And Elliott
First Rank Private Last Rank Sapper


Date 25 July 1889 Place of Birth Kumara, Westland, New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date 21 January 1917 Age 28
Address at Enlistment 18 Nile Street, Timaru, New Zealand
Occupation Motor mechanic
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married (1 child)
Next of Kin Mrs A.A Elliott (Wife), 18 Nile Street, Timaru, New Zealand
Religion Anglican
Medical Information VD prior to enlistment, fit for service

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 27th Reinforcements (First Draft) New Zealand Field Engineers
Date 6 December 1917
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington Destination Plymouth, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Engineers

Military Awards

Campaigns Western European
Service Medals British War Medal, Victory Medal
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Admitted to No 14 Field Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds

Post-war Occupations


Date 29 August 1918 Age 30
Place of Death France
Cause Died of wounds
Memorial or Cemetery Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas-de-Calais, France
Memorial Reference IV. B. 11.
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Memorial plaque, St Mary's Church, Timaru

Biographical Notes

Son of Mr and Mrs AC Elliott of Wellington, New Zealand. Husband of Mrs Ada A Elliott of Timaru, with wome he had a daughter, Zona.

Hi military record shows his date of birth incorrectly as 1888 - relatives note he was born in 1889. His age is subsequently incorrectly cited on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website and on his headstone as 28, when it should show him to be 30 years of age.


Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database [9/9/2013]; (Cenotaph Database [9/9/2013]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. 748766 05595 6596 59172) [11/11/2013];

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