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Born: Established: 18 Jan 1894 Marrickville, Marrickville - Camperdown area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales, ; Died: Ceased: 19 Jul 1916 Fromelles,
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France,
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Western Europe, Europe,

Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

The son of a tramways worker, Tom Elliott entered Royal Military College Duntroon at the head of his intake in 1912. During his training he sub-edited the first issue of the Duntroon Journal (published in December 1913) also contributing prose and verse.

Elliott was appointed to the 7th Light Horse regiment in the second Australian Imperial Force and landed at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 20 May 1915. He was promoted to Major in the 60th Brigade in May 1916 and fought at Fromelles in France. Described by Harold Edward (Pompey) Elliott as '... a man likely to become a second Kitchener or a Lord Roberts' Tom Elliott was killed on the 19 July 1916.

Source: Ross McMullin, 'Tom Elliott', Farewell, Dear People (2012): 105-173

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