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Worksop, Nottinghamshire
Samuel was the son of William Elliott, a corn mill engineer, who appears to have been engaged in a series of short term contracts both at home and abroad. By 1914 the family lived in Coventry, where Samuel earned his living as a plumber. William and Jane Elliott later lived at 67 Nelson Street Whittington Moor Chesterfield.
17 May 1915
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Royal Garrison Artillery
Samuel was one of the early volunteers signing up for the Royal Garrison Artillery on 29 October 1914. He was a fine fit young man standing at over 5’ 10”. The RGA was equipped with heavy Howitzers which fired large calibre shells in high trajectory. Gunner Elliot landed with the 29th Division in late April or early May 1915 on the Gallipoli Peninsular and, by the time of Samuel’s death in action on 17 May, the British and their French allies were preparing for their third Battle of Krithia. Apart from a small ANZAC area the allies only occupied the tip of Helles Peninsular, an area 1.5 miles by 1.75 mile, containing some 40,000 men or more in appalling conditions and meaning that the whole force was always in range of Turkish gun fire. Samuel was reported in being killed in action on 17 May and like so many others at Gallipoli has no known grave and so is commemorated on the Helles Memorial at the tip of the peninsular. Research by Robert Illett
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