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John Gartland Elliott

Sergeant, U.S. Army

6909221

U.S. Infantry

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: April 21, 1945
Buried at:  New St. Mary's Cemetery
                   515 West Browning Road
                   Bellmawr NJ 08031
Awards: 

SERGEANT JOHN GARTLAND ELLIOT, 25, of 212 Rosalind Avenue, Gloucester City NJ, the son of Edmund G. and Olivia Elliot, died on April 21, 1945 at a hospital in Lawson GA, due to injuries suffered in a car crash two days earlier at Columbus GA. He had grown up in Gloucester City, where his father was a crane operator in a nearby shipyard. The 1930 Census shows him going by his middle name.

Born in 1919, John Elliot enlisted into the Army in 1939, and was stationed at Fort Benning GA. The 1940 Census shows him at Fort Jay, on Governors Island in New York's harbor. 

John Gartland Elliot was survived by his parents, a brother Edmund Jr., sisters Mrs. Frances Cahill and Mrs. Eleanor Pine, all of Gloucester City, and Mrs. Charlotte Dallas of Mullica Hill NJ. His funeral was held at Brown and Monmouth Streets in Gloucester City, and a Requiem mass was said for him at St. Mary's Church, also in Gloucester City.  He was buried at New St. Mary's Cemetery in Bellmawr NJ, where he now lies next his parents, brother Edmond, sister Charlotte Olivia, and other family members.


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