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  • Wooden memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene Church, Hucknall, courtesy of Peter Gillings
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Hucknall
William Thomas Elliott was born in 1900 at Hucknall and was the only son of George William Elliott a plasterers labourer and Martha Elliott of Hucknall. His father George William was born in 1870 in Warwickshire and his mother Martha was born in 1869 at Hucknall, they were married in 1898 their marriage was recorded in the Nottingham Registration District, they went on to have 3 children, sadly one was to die in infancy their other surviving child was Martha Day Elliott who was born in 1895 at Hucknall. At the time of William death his father was living at 87 George Street, Hucknall and his mother was living at 55 Spring Street, Hucknall.
10 Apr 1918
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872498 - CWGC Website
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Private
4th Bn Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Private William Elliott, enlisted at Hucknall and served with the 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, he was killed in action 10th April 1918. He is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial.
In a letter published on 10th October 1918 in the Hucknall Dispatch William Elliott wrote of his distress following the death of his son, also William. “Dear Sir, – Will you please allow me space in your paper to write a few lines concerning Pte. William Elliott, as there is not much sympathy shown to the father. The young soldier had a father, and he is still alive in Hucknall. He maintained him till a short time ago, and found money for him while he was serving his country. I think it was unfair not to say anything about him in the letters last week, but the people of the town don’t know that he had one. Yet the son loved his father, and the father loved the son – which was shown by the frequent visits when on leave, and the letters he sent to his father, when away from home. He was the only son of George William Elliott, 87 George street, Hucknall, as well as of Martha Elliott, 55 Spring street, Hucknall. Gone but not forgotten. – In loving memory, from his father.” In memoriam notice published 10th April 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “ELIOTT. – In loving memory of Billie, of 55, Spring-street, Hucknall, the only son of Martha Elliott, who was killed in action on April 10th, 1918, in his 18th year. – From his loving mother and sister Patsy. Until the day breaks.” Above are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Wooden memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene Church, Hucknall, courtesy of Peter Gillings
    William Elliott - Wooden memorial plaque in St Mary Magdalene Church, Hucknall, courtesy of Peter Gillings