Born: 1872, Copdock, Suffolk.

Baptised: 30th June 1872, Copdock, Suffolk.

Died: 14th June 1900; age: 28; Died of Disease at Kimberley, Northern Cape Province, South Africa.

Residence: 106, Malvern Road, Willesden, London.

Enlistment Age: 18.


Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 79465.

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, 38th Battery, South Africa Field Force.


Clasp Awarded: Cape Colony.




1881   Turnpike Road, Washbrook, Suffolk.


Herbert was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Henry Elliston, 44, a Labourer – Ipswich Sanitary Authority, born Bradfield, Essex.

Emily Elliston (nee Grimes), 40, born Washbrook.

Ada Emily Elliston, 16, born Washbrook.

Frederick James Elliston, 14, born Washbrook.

Esther Adelaide Elliston, 13, born Coddenham, Suffolk.

George Alfred Elliston, 10, born Copdock.

Gertrude Mary Elliston, 4, born Washbrook.

Margaret Ellen Elliston, 2, born Washbrook.

Emma Ethel Elliston, 1 month, born Washbrook.


1891   Grand Depot Barracks, Woolwich Arsenal, Woolwich, London.


Herbert was 18 years old, a Soldier ranked Gunner for the Royal Artillery.


In 1899, Fulham, London, Herbert married Elizabeth Ruth Lane, born 1872, Marylebone,Middlesex.

They had 1 son:

Herbert William G. Elliston, born 1901, Harlesden, Middlesex – died 1901, Willesden, Middlesex.


Herbert’s mother, Emily Elliston died 1892, Washbrook, Suffolk.


Soldiers’ Effects to Elizabeth Elliston – widow.

The Boer War.

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