Other names: John
Locations in this story: East Knoyle, WiltshireMere, Wiltshire
Story: John Elliott was born in East Knoyle, Wiltshire, on 10 Dec 1888 the son of James Elliott and Annie Elliott (nee Ferris). He lived all his life, apart from Military Service, in East Knoyle. He had enlisted on 4 Sep 1907 and joined the Royal Marines Light Infantry as a Private (Service No. 14956). It is not known where he served but on his discharge would have qualified for the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star. His marriage to Lily Eleanor Lampard was registered in Mere, Wiltshire, during 1918. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 15 High Street, East Knoyle, Wiltshire, working as an Estate Woodsman as well as a Volunteer Special Police Constable. His death was recorded in Mere, Wiltshire, during 1960.