Elliott, Daniel: Service no. 651389

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Source: “Duty Nobly Done” Honour Roll.

Brother to Private Joseph Elliot, reg. no. 651627. Killed in action on August 28, 1918.

Indigenous Soldier from the “Cape Croker Reserve” now known as The Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation occupy Neyaashiinigmiing Aboriginal Reserve No.27.

Summary of Service for Private Daniel Elliot, reg. no. 651389

Date

Event

Remarks

January 26, 1889

Born

Born Cape Croker, Ontario, Canada[i].

January 15, 1916

Enlisted

Enlisted with the 160th Bruce Battalion at Cape Croker. His trade or calling was that of a farmer and he was currently residing at Cape Croker. His next-of-kin was Mrs. Daniel (Sarah) Elliott residing at R.R. #5 Wiarton, Cape Croker, Ontario, his wife.

March 1916

Absent Without Leave

A.W.L. Reference Daily Orders 71-28-3-16. No details to the circumstances.

June 7, 1916

Vaccinated

 

August 30, 1916

Inoculated

Anti-Typhoid

September 6, 1916

Inoculated

Anti-Typhoid

September 17, 1916

Inoculated

Anti-Typhoid

October 1, 1916

Examined

Examined by Medical Board at London, Ontario.

October 1, 1916

Assigns Pay

Assigns $15.00 per month to his wife, Mrs. Sarah Elliott, Cape Croker. She is also paid a $20.00 Separation Allowance from March 1916 to December 1918.

October 4, 1916

Completes Will

Completed Military Will. Leave his real and personal estate to his wife. The will is witnessed by Privates J.W. Keeshig[ii] and D. Signock[iii].

October 17, 1916

Unit Sails

Embarked in Halifax for Liverpool, England. Travelled on the S.S. Metagama.

October 28, 1916

Unit Arrives

Arrives Liverpool, England.

February 23, 1918

Struck Off Strength

S.O.S. from the 160th Battalion, Witley, England to the 4th Canadian Reserve Battalion at Bramshott, England.

February 24, 1918

Taken On Strength

T.O.S. from 160th Battalion with the 4th Canadian Reserve Battalion at Bramshott.

November 2, 1916

Admitted

Connaught Hospital, Aldershot.

November 18, 1916

Discharged

Connaught Hospital, Aldershot.

January 15, 1918

Good Conduct Badge

Granted 1 Good Conduct Badge, Witley, England.

February 23, 1918

Struck Off Strength

S.O.S. from the 160th Battalion, Witley, England to the 4th Canadian Reserve Battalion at Bramshott, England.

February 24, 1918

Taken On Strength

T.O.S. from 160th Battalion with the 4th Canadian Reserve Battalion at Bramshott.

March 28, 1918

Struck Off Strength

S.O.S. from 4th Canadian Reserve Battalion to the 18th Battalion.

March 29, 1918

Arrives

Arrives at No. 2 Canadian Infantry Base Depot, Etaples.

April 3, 1918

Arrives

Arrives at Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp.

April 12, 1918

Joins

Joins the 18th Battalion “In the Field”. The Battalion is in Brigade Reserve south-west of Arras.

 

The War Diary relates on that date: “Working parties repairing and improving trenches. Lieuts. W.K. ROONEY and E.L. ADDY and 4 o.r.s. wounded during enemy shelling. 60 o.r. arrived as reinforcements.”

May 31, 1918

Wounded

G.S.W. to legs.

 

The Battalion had been in the line doing a tour at Wailly, located just south-west of Arras. The Battalion was pulled from the front line on the night of May 29/30 and was in Brigade Reserve behind the line when it must have been subjected to long-range shelling as the War Diary noted on May 26 and two prior entries that the German artillery was active in the rear areas.

 

The War Diary notes on May 31, 1918: “Position as shown. Nothing unusual to report. 2 o.r.s wounded. Lieut. H.L. Scully wounded.”

May/June 1918

Buried

Buried at the Wailly Orchard Cemetery at Plot II.G.15. He lies with six other members of the 18th Battalion who died between April and May of 1918 as the 18th Battalion served in this sector.

May 31, 1918

Died of Wounds

Died of wounds at No. 4 Field Ambulance. The wounds were severe and a result of shrapnel.

June 17, 1920

Plaque Despatched

Plaque no. P11080 despatched to his widow.

June 17, 1920

Scroll Despatched

Scroll no. 22909 despatched to his widow.

 

[i] Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.

[ii] Private John Wesley Keeshig, reg. no. 652170. Also, from Cape Croker.

[iii] Private Daniel Signock, reg. no. 802265. He was to serve with the 18th Battalion and hailed from the Saugeen Reserve, Chippewa Hill.

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“DIED OF WOUNDS” (Shrapnel wounds legs severe) at No. 4 Canadian Field Ambulance.

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