13th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles
E. JOHNSTON, M.C. CAPT. ROYAL IRISH RIFLES BORN 12TH MAY 1888 - DIED 1ST JULY 1916.
Elliott was the son of Samuel Johnston, of 1, Deramore Park, Belfast. His education began at Nottingham High School then he joined Campbell College in September 1903, progressing to Queen's University Belfast in 1906.
Before the outbreak of the First World War, Elliot was an Officer with Ulster Volunteer Force serving as a half-company commander in the Newtownards Corps. Elliot received a temporary Commission in the Regular Army on the 29th September 1914, training with the 13th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles at Clandeboye Camp in County Down. He was commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face Panel 15A and 15B.
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