Gordon Sinclair Elliott

Regimental number: 
Unit at enlistment: 
215th Battalion
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Survived the war: 
Date of death: 
April 22nd, 1918
Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension - Pas de Calais, France - III.B.57.
Commemorated at: 
Paris Baptist Church
Birth country: 
Birth county: 
Birth city: 
Paris, Ontario
Address at enlistment: 
Paris, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
Paris, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
E.B. Crompton Co
Religious denominations: 
Marital status: 
Age at enlistment: 

Letters and documents

Circumstances of Casualty: Died of Wounds. (Shrapnel wound Right Arm and Right Thigh, Compound Fracture) at No. 42 Casualty Clearing Station.

BX April 30, 1918

Kenneth General, Sixty-Nine Corners, Six Nations, and Gordon Sinclair Elliott, are reported wounded in the official list issued at Ottawa last night.

BX May 6, 1918

Gordon Sinclair Elliott Made Sacrifice of His Life – Popular Paris Boy Died of Wounds in Recent Fighting in France

PARIS, May 6. – “Deeply regret to inform you 270057, Private Gordon Sinclair Elliott, infantry, previously reported dangerously wounded, now officially reported died of wounds in No. 42 Casualty Clearing Station, April 22. Gunshot wound right arm, right thigh, and compound fracture.”

Such was the fateful message received yesterday morning by Mr. Thomas Elliott, St. Andrew Street. Private Gordon Sinclair Elliott was one of the first Paris boys to enlist in the 215th Battalion and went overseas with that unit in April of last year. On arrival in England he was drafted into the 125th Battalion and later transferred to the 2nd Battalion, with which he went to France, and had been in the trenches only about three weeks. Deceased, who was in his 23rd year, was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Elliott. He was born in Paris and had spent all his life here, and was well and favorably known throughout the community. For some years he was employed as clerk in James R. Inksater’s store, and previous to enlistment was engaged in a similar capacity with the E.B. Crompton Co. of Brantford. He was a member of the Baptist Church, and was liked by all who knew him. Besides his sorrowing parents he leaves to mourn his loss four sisters and one brother. Mrs. W. McLarty of Orillia, Mrs. Charles Hickson, and the Misses Lela and Thelma and Robert at home, who will have the sympathy of the county in their sorrow.