This blog is a companion to the Database of Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington

Friday, April 22, 2011

Pompey Elliott: our most revered fighting general?

Ross McMullin explores the legend in The Age today.

Elliott was highly regarded by residents in the Essendon area.  He had been the commanding officer of the 58th Infantry Battalion (Essendon Rifles) at the outbreak of the war.   When he returned he was a frequent visitor to the area, invited to preside over the unveiling of many local war memorials.  The local Citizens' Military Association presented the City of Essendon with an individual memorial for Pompey Elliott.

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