Rank, service number and regiment
Private 50625 14th then 10th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
1 The Cross, West Lambrook – confirmed by living relatives.
Date of death
4 September 1918
Age of death
Circumstances of death
William was killed in action whilst his Battalion was engaged in pushing German forces back around Lens, France. The Germans had successfully overrun the area during the Spring Offensive earlier in the year. The fighting was desperate and William’s body was lost in the action.
As his body was never recovered, William is commemorated on panel 22 to 25 of the Loos Memorial to the Missing, which commemorates over 20,000 soldiers who were killed in this area and who have no known grave. Five of his Battalion comrades are also commemorated on this memorial.
Date of birth & full name
1899. FREDERICK WILLIAM EDWARD ELLIOTT
Unknown. In 1911 census he was at school as he was just 11 years old.
William James Elliott and Annie Jane Elliott (nee Hutchings). William was born in Watergore and was a shepherd. Annie was born in Yeabridge and according to the 1911 census, they were living in Yeabridge.
Spouse & children
William was unmarried
British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Information from a great nephew of F. W. E. Elliott:
F W E Elliott was admitted to hospital on 27/8/1918 with a gun-shot wound to his left hand and was transferred to another hospital the same day.
No./designation of ward – WT500 units 5 Casualty Clearing Station.
Index of Admission 181, rank – Pte, Serial no. 26035, Reg no 50625 – killed in action.
We believe that William went back to the front line after recovering from his hand injury and was then killed in action a few days later on 4th September 1918.
William James Elliott and Annie Elliott had 4 children:
George Elliott married Edna, they had 2 children Joan & Daniel.
Frederick William Edward Elliott, b.1899, d.1918. His medals are shown below.
Dorothy Elliott b.1901, d. 1990, married Charles Stuckey, they had one child Kathleen Gladys Stuckey.
Charles Elliott b.1907, married Doris Stuckey, they had 3 children,
John, Margaret and Mary.