William “Bill” Ernest Elliott

Australia Military Forces


BIRTH: 24 November 1882
Faversham, Kent, England
DEATH: 2 February 1975 late of Kingsgrove and Cronulla, NSW
DEATH: 2 February 1975
late of Kingsgrove and Cronulla, NSW


RESIDENCE: 15 Alt St Ashfield NSW, 1906


  • Ashfield Buccaneers RU 1901, 1902
  • Ashfield Borough RU 1903, 1904 1905, 1906
  • Combined Borough RU 1905
  • Ashfield RU 2nd Grade 1907
  • Wests RL First Grade 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911
  • Australian RL Probables 1908 (Bench)
  • Wests RL Selector 1914
  • Wests RL Trainer 1914


William “Bill” Elliott migrated to Australia in 1883 with his parents and brother Charles. William is the younger brother of Charles John Elliott who also made his First Grade debut for Wests in 1908. The Elliott boys became painters, and from Bill’s military record it was evident that he was apprenticed to a Mr Chessell of Ashfield.

It was at Ashfield where Bill and Charlie learned their football. In the early days this was with the Ashfield Buccaneers Rugby Union Club. They moved on to the Ashfield Borough team (effectively a Third Grade side). In 1907, they played with the Ashfield Rugby Union team that was in the Sydney Second Grade competition.

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