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1885 - 1916

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1887 - 1916

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1894 - 1916

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1897 - 1916

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1883 - 1918
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Pte 17820 Ferguson Elliott

  • Age: 22
  • From: London
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 19th Btn
  • K.I.A Tuesday 11th July 1916
  • Commemorated at: Thiepval Memorial
    Panel Ref: P&F1D8B &8 C.
Pte 17820 Ferguson ELLIOTT, 19th Battalion KLR.

Ferguson Elliott was born in 1894, the third of five children born to William and Lizzie, who were both born in Ireland. Ferguson was born in Camberwell, London, while the other children were born in Liverpool, where William worked as a compositor. In 1901, they lived at 72 Edinburgh Road, Liverpool, together with Robert Elliott, the brother of Ferguson’s father. In 1911, William, now a widower, lives with his four youngest children - John Moorhead Elliott, a 19 year old printer; Ferguson, now an apprentice compositor; Mary Wardlow Elliott, aged 12 years; and Elsie born in 1902.
On 11th September 1914, Ferguson enlisted at Liverpool, giving his age as 20 years and his occupation as clerk, in the 17th Battalion. On 4th August 1915 he was posted to 22nd and on 22nd August 1915 to the 19th Battalion. He went to France on 7th November 1915 and on 11th July 1916 was reported missing in action and later his death in action was accepted. He earned all three medals, which were sent to his father who was by then living at 5 Onslow Road, Fairfield, Liverpool.

The records show that John Moorhead Elliott, Private 270128 of 13th Battalion KLR, was killed in action on 26th September 1917 in Belgium. It is likely that this was Ferguson’s older brother. Ferguson is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial and John Moorhead Elliott on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

We currently have no further information on Ferguson Elliott, If you have or know someone who may be able to add to the history of this soldier, please contact us.

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