​ A single Canadian Battle of Amiens 1918 Military Medal awarded to Corporal R.H. Elliott, 2nd Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, who saw service out on the Western Front from July 1917. briefly served with the 1st Battalion from August to November 1917, before rejoining the 2nd Battalion, and having received a gunshot wound to his right shoulder on 9th August 1918, the second day of the Battle of Amiens, was then invalided to England. Being subsequently awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field in the London Gazette for 24th Janua

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A single Canadian Battle of Amiens 1918 Military Medal awarded to Corporal R.H. Elliott, 2nd Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, who saw service out on the Western Front from July 1917. briefly served with the 1st Battalion from August to November 1917, before rejoining the 2nd Battalion, and having received a gunshot wound to his right shoulder on 9th August 1918, the second day of the Battle of Amiens, was then invalided to England. Being subsequently awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field in the London Gazette for 24th January 1919, which indicates an award won during the Battle of Amiens which lasted from 8th August and 3rd September 1918, it being therefore safe to assume that his was decorated for his bravery on either the 8th or 9th August 1918.    

Military Medal, GVR bust; (636131 CPL R.H. ELLIOTT. 2/E.ONT: R.)

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Robert Herman Elliott was born on 19th February 1892 in Hungerford, Ontario. Having worked as a mail clerk, he then attested for service with the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force at Tweed, Ontario on 29th December 1915, joining as a Private (No.636131) the 155th Overseas Battalion. Arriving in England on 28th October 1916, he then transferred to the 154th Overseas Battalion at Bramshott on 8th December 1916, and then transferred to the 6th Canadian Reserve Battalion at East Sandling on 31st January 1917. Drafted to the Western Front to join the 2nd Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment on 4th July 1917, he then transferred to the 1st Battalion of the same regiment out there on 6th August 1917, before rejoining the 2nd Battalion on 13th November 1917.
Appointed to Lance Corporal on 18th March 1918, and promoted to Corporal on 7th May 1918, he received a gunshot wound to his right shoulder on 9th August 1918, the second day of the Battle of Amiens, being invalided to England on 24th August 1918. Discharged from hospital on 3rd October 1918, he was discharged fit for duty on 25th October 1918, and posted to the 6th Reserve Battalion. Elliott was returned to Canada on 29th April 1919, and discharged on 29th January 1919. Elliott was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field in the London Gazette for 24th January 1919, which indicates an award won during the Battle of Amiens which lasted from 8th August and 3rd September 1918, and due to his being wounded in action on the 9th August 1918, it must be safe to assume that his was decorated for his bravery on either the 8th or 9th August 1918.