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John Elliott was the son of John and E Elliott of Barrowden. He joined the Royal Navy and served aboard HMS Amethyst in the Gallipoli campaign. The ship was struck by Turkish artillery on 14 March 1915, killing a number of men and wounding many others. It is assumed John died from wounds in this attack. He has no known grave and is remembered on Panel 8 of the Portsmouth Naval Memorial but not on any war memorial in Rutland. After the war his widow Annie Elliott was recorded as living in Clayton West, Huddersfield.

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  • Portsmouth Naval Memorial 1
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Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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