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Elliott, R. Gordon

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A white index card containing name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also contains a red star.
Lieutenant Robert Gordon Elliott enlisted on November 4, 1914, at the age of 26. At the time of his enlistment, he had already spent five years with the 29th Battalion in the Canadian Militia, so the military was not new to him. He rose through the ranks and earned a Military Cross as part of his service in the war.

Gordon (as he was known) was born on December 28, 1889 to father Robert Elliott and mother Julia McQueen. He was the only boy in the family of five children. When the war began, he was working as a manufacturer.

After the war, Gordon returned to Galt where he married his wife, Mabel Isabel Wilson in the Presbyterian Church on November 26, 1920. At the time of his marriage, Gordon was listed as a soap manufacturer.

Gordon died on August 19, 1969 at the age of 79. He is buried in Mount View Cemetery in Cambridge.
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Elliott, R. Gordon ; Elliott, Robert Gordon ; Elliot, Robert ; McQueen, Julia Wilson, Mabel Isabel
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Kitchener Public Library
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  • Place of burial:
    Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.3834 Longitude: -80.31637
  • Place of residence:
    Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.3668 Longitude: -80.31637
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Elliott, R. Gordon


He won the Military Cross.

He was formerly a student at the Galt Collegiate Institute.

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Elliott, R. Gordon

A white index card containing name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also contains a red star.