2nd Lieutenant Horace William Elliott

Somerset Light Infantry

Died: 13 November 1917
Age: 37 years

Horace William Elliott, the younger son of Joseph Elliott, of Le Châlet, Pontac, St. Clement, Jersey, was born 10th June, 1880. Entering [Victoria] College with his brother in 1894 he left two years later and went to South Africa, where he served in the Natal Mounted Police through the Boer War and the Zulu Rebellion.

At the beginning of the Great War he joined the South African Defence Force and fought in German South West Africa. He then came to England, and after a period of training was gazetted to The Somerset Light Infantry. He joined his Regiment in Egypt, and went with them to Palestine, where he was killed in action on 13th November, 1917.

The above text appeared in the Book of Remembrance of Victoria College published in 1920.

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