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First Name: Edwin

Last Name: Elliott

Birthplace: Troy, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Elm Mott, TX
Middle Name: A.

Date of Birth: 18 August 1891

Date of Death: 05 August 1986

Rank: Sergeant

Years Served: 1918-1919
Edwin Alexander Elliott

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Edwin Alexander Elliott

Chaplain, U. S. Army

Distinguished Service Cross

War Department, General Orders No. 15, 1921
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Sergeant Edwin A. Elliott (ASN: 556067), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company E, 39th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F., north of Nantillois, France, 12 October 1918.
An ammunition detail having failed several times to carry ammunition over a barraged zone, Sergeant Elliott voluntarily gathered and conducted an ammunition detail over 3 kilometers under extremely heavy artillery and machine-gun fire to the front line. In advance of his men he dragged a full box of Springfield ammunition for over a kilometer and distributed it to the front line. Later, he volunteered to carry, and carried, a message back to regimental headquarters.

Appointed Chaplain 23 October 1918 in France.

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Texas WWI Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316028   Created by: drjones46




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