PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Elliott, Keith
Date of birth: April 25th, 1916 (Apiti, New Zealand)
Date of death:  October 7th, 1989 (Raumati, New Zealand)
Nationality:  New Zealander
     
VICTORIA CROSS (VC)
Rank: Sergeant
Unit: 22nd. Battalion, New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Awarded on: September 1st, 1944
Action: Lying under heavily firing Sergeant Elliott led his platoon at an attack on July 15, 1942 at the place of Ruweisat in the Egyptian desert. In spite of been injured to his chest he led his men by means of a bayonet attack. As a result four machine gun nests and an anti-tank gun were eliminated. During this attack seven enemies were killed and fifty were taken prison. Before he let treat himself to his wounds, he reorganized his platoon and brought the prisoners, in the meantime developed into dozens, to his headquarters.
Details: Sergeant Elliott’s Victoria Cross is publicly displayed at the QEII Army Memorial Museum, Waiouru in New Zealand.
Keith Elliott is buried at the Paraparaumu Cemetery, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand.
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Wikipedia
Information source(s):   - Victoria Cross Reference
- The Register of the Victoria Cross - published by This Engeland 1997 - ISBN 0906324270
- Special thanks to Iain Stewart from The History of the Victoria Cross
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