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Any information at all on Col. T. G. L. Elliott of the D.C.L.I. would be much appreciated.
The following is his obituary notice from a newspaper of the year 1959:
"ELLIOTT - On Feb 17, peacefully, at Weymouth,
Colonel T. G. L. ELLIOTT, O.B.E., late D.C.L.I.,
The beloved husband of Phyllis and dear father of
Rodney and Sheila. Requiem Mass at St. Joseph's
Church, Weymouth on Saturday Feb 21 at 10 a.m.,
followed by interment at Melcombe Regis Cemetery.
No letters, please. R.I.P."
Additionally, I know from phone directory records that he was in Farnborough, Hants in about 1928-1930 (when he was "Capt. Elliott" living at "Holmsdale"); and in Weymouth 1948-1956 (when he was "Col. Elliott" living at "4 Hill Ct." and "87 Buxton Rd.").
I do not even know his first name, but the initial "L" is spelt as "Ll" in the phone books so it presumably stands for "Lloyd" or "Llewellyn" or similar Welsh name. My wild guess is that his first name was Thomas, but who knows?
Re: Col. T. G. L. Elliott OBE, with D.C.L.I. in WW2
Thomas Gilbert Lloyd Elliott. Born; 27/5/1893
Enlisted into DCLI. 2/Lt 1912
DCLI T/Lt 1914
DCLI Sub Lt 1915
DCLI Capt 1916
Staff Capt Hq British Army France
GSO Eastern Command. War Office
Served in France & Belgium from 1914 until 1921 Was wounded
1914-19 Star with Clasp... British War Medal. Victory Medal.
Served as Major May 1930
GSO Eastern Command.
Adjutant Bermuda Volunteers.
The above information has been made available pincipally due to the efforts of Terry Joll at Terence@tjoll.orangehome.co.uk who is one of my researchers who helps me with the hundreds of military enquiries I receive every year, well done Terry, many thanks.