A Great War 'Family Casualty' campaign medal groups to two brothers from, Blyth, Northumberland:  The Elliot brothers, Andrew James Elliot & Adam Sherlaw Elliot,  Northumberland Fusiliers A Great War 'Family Casualty' campaign medal groups to two brothers from, Blyth, Northumberland:  The Elliot brothers, Andrew James Elliot & Adam Sherlaw Elliot,  Northumberland Fusiliers A Great War 'Family Casualty' campaign medal groups to two brothers from, Blyth, Northumberland:  The Elliot brothers, Andrew James Elliot & Adam Sherlaw Elliot,  Northumberland Fusiliers A Great War 'Family Casualty' campaign medal groups to two brothers from, Blyth, Northumberland:  The Elliot brothers, Andrew James Elliot & Adam Sherlaw Elliot,  Northumberland Fusiliers A Great War 'Family Casualty' campaign medal groups to two brothers from, Blyth, Northumberland:  The Elliot brothers, Andrew James Elliot & Adam Sherlaw Elliot,  Northumberland Fusiliers

A Great War 'Family Casualty' campaign medal groups to two brothers from, Blyth, Northumberland: The Elliot brothers, Andrew James Elliot & Adam Sherlaw Elliot, Northumberland Fusiliers

The Elliot brothers were the sons of Scottish born parents from Berwickshire, Walter Elliot (Coal Trimmer employed with LNER) and Margaret Elliot, of 32 Stanley Street, Blyth, Northumberland. The 1911 National Census for England & Wales records the brothers residing in Blyth, Northumberland, at 29 Stanley Street (the family moved to No 32 sometime after 1911) where living with their parents (and 9 x other siblings). In 1911, Andrew was employed as a Grocers Assistant, and Adam was employed as a Blacksmith's Assistant. Both brothers had enlisted in the British Army at Blyth (Soldiers Died refers). The bodies of neither soldier were ever recovered from the battlefield of the Somme, France, where they were killed in 1916. Their supreme sacrifice is however commemorated in perpetuity in both France and the United Kingdom. In France both brothers are commemorated on memorial panels located at the, Thiepval Memorial, maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. In the United Kingdom, the brothers are further commemorated in their home town, on a Great War Memorial panel located at, St Cuthberts Church, Wellington Street, Plessey Road, Blyth, Northumberland, and upon the local Blyth Great War Memorial located at Ridley park

a). Corporal Andrew James Elliot, 14th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, Killed-in-Action, Battle of the Somme, France, 14 July 1916

- 1914-15 Star (10108 Pte A. J. Elliot. North'd Fus:)
- British War Medal. Silver issue (10108 Cpl. A. J. Elliot. North'd Fus.)
- Interallied Victory Medal (10108 Cpl. A. J. Elliot. North'd Fus.)

Medals Verification: The medals all verified as issued per the respective medal rolls of the Northumberland Fusiliers as under:

- 1914-15 Star: Reference WO 329/2621 (landed France, 9 September 1915)
- British War & Interallied Victory Medals: Reference WO 329/691

At the time of his death, Corporal Elliot was 20 years of age

b). Private Adam Sherlaw Elliot, 1/7th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, Killed-in-Action, Battle of the Somme, France, 14 November 1916

- British War Medal. Silver issue (7-3658 Pte. A. S. Elliot. North'd Fus.)
- Interallied Victory Medal (7-3658 Pte. A. S. Elliott. North'd Fus.)

Medals Verification: The two medals verified as the recipients only medal entitlement per the recipients Medal Index Card and respective medal roll of the Northumberland Fusiliers as under:

- British War & Interallied Victory Medals: Reference WO 329/706

At the time of his death, Private Elliot was 19 years of age

All medals retaining original mostly long bright lengths of silk moire ribands (one BWM riband has been shortened only)

Sold together with some copied hard-copy research including entries from Soldiers Died, Medal Index Cards & CWGC

Condition: All medals EF

Code: 21533

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