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John J. Elliott, Jr.

Private, U.S. Army

32951182

907th Field Artillery Bn, 
101st Airborne Division

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: September 19, 1944
Buried at: Plot D Row 25 Grave 3
Ardennes American Cemetery
Neupre, Belgium
Awards: Purple Heart

PRIVATE JOHN JOSEPH "JOEY" ELLIOT JR. was born in Pennsylvania in 1919. The son of John J. & Teresa Donovan Elliot, he had a grammar school education and according to his enlistment records was working as a welder, possibly around oil or gasoline tanks. He was the second of five children, coming after sister Jane and before sisters Isabelle, Fannie, and Edna. The Elliots lived in Philadelphia at the time of the 1930 Census. The 1930 Census shows the family living in Soomerdale, New Jersey. By 1940 the family had moved to 633 North 9th Street in Camden. His father was then the proprietor of a cigar store. Joey Elliot was working as a timekeeper at a park construction project. The 1943 City Directory shows Joey Elliott living with his parents at 633 North 9th Street and working at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard. He was single at the time of his enlistment, which took place in Camden NJ on February 6, 1943.

Once enlisted, Private Elliot volunteered for airborne duty, and was assigned to the 907th Field Artillery Battalion, 101st Airborne Division. The unit was redesignated the 907th Glider Field Artillery Battalion on August 15, 1944. Private Elliot was killed in action on September 19, 1944 in Holland, during the airborne assault known as Operation Market Garden.


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