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ELLIOTT, Frank (?-?) – Worcestershire Regiment

Private Frank Elliott was reported in the 26th September 1914 edition of The Evesham Journal as having enlisted in Evesham in ‘Kitchener’s Army’.  A man of this name served in the 1st Worcestershire Regiment (No. 15496) and was sent to France on 18th May 1915 and was wounded four days later, on 22nd May 1915.  He was awarded the Victory and British War medals plus the 1914/15 Star (which would indicate he was recruited in 1914, trained and then sent to France). At one time promoted to L/Cpl and also acting Sergeant, he ended his army service as a Private.

In 1911, Frank Elliott was a labourer, working on Benjamin Carter’s farm, Longdon Hill, in Wickhamford.  In the census return, he was stated to be 19, but his place of birth was unknown.  (In this census there were no other “F. Elliott” entries in the county of the right age, so this man is very likely the soldier described above.)