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  • Photograph was published on 21st December 1914 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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Southwell, Nottinghamshire
Elijah Elliott was the son of Henry Elliott and Emma Lineker who married at Southwell in 1873. Their children included: Robert (b.1874), Harry (1878), Hosea (b.1880), George (b.1884), Elijah (b.1886) and Florence Gertrude (1892). Emma already had a daughter, Harriet (b.1868), before she married Henry Elliott. The family clearly moved around quite a bit given the children’s places of birth: Newark, Nottingham, Basford, Southwell and Grantham. The addresses identified for the Elliott family are: 19 Botany, Mansfield [C.1881]; 6 Broad Street, Manthorpe cum Little Gonerby, Lincs. [C.1891]; 8 Enfield Street, Hyson Green [C.1901]. Emma Elliott is believed to have died at Nottingham, aged 53, in 1905. Henry Elliott cannot be located in the 1911 census. It is likely that he died at Nottingham, aged 61, in 1913. By trade he was a basket maker. On 3 July 1909 Elijah Elliott married Mary Ann Banner at Radford St Peter’s Church. They had four children: Elizabeth (b.1910/d.1912), Florence Gertrude (b.1911/d.1912), Elijah (b.1913) and Elsie M. (b.1914). In the 1911 census the Elliott family were living at 20 Bedford Square, Hyson Green [C1911]. This was also the address given for his widow when Elijah Elliott’s death notice was placed in the local newspaper [n.e.p.21.12.1914]. His widow married Daniel Searcy at Nottingham in 1916. She died at Nottingham, aged 62, in 1952.
Elijah Elliott was a general labourer in the building trade.
11 Nov 1914
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1611414 - CWGC Website
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Private
1st Bn The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Private Elijah Elliott enlisted at Nottingham, he initially served with the Leicestershire Regiment [Service No.49013] later transferring to the 1st battalion The King's (Liverpool Regiment) he was killed in action on 11th November 1914 and is buried at Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, Epehy, Somme, France
Nottingham Post notice (abridged), 21 December 1914: 'Private E Elliott, 1st King's Liverpool, 10 Bedford Square, Hyson Green, killed in action 11 November. Wife and two children.' His brother Private George Elliott, served with the 2nd Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, had enlisted on 14th October 1904, landed in France on 8th September 1914 and was wounded on the Aisne on 21st September 1914. He was discharged on 8th October 1915 as no longer physically fit for service.
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  • Photograph was published on 21st December 1914 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Elijah Elliott - Photograph was published on 21st December 1914 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
  • Photograph was published on 21st December 1914 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Brother George Elliott - Photograph was published on 21st December 1914 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918