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Pvt Gavin Elliott
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Birth: Oct. 30, 1989
Woodsetts
South Yorkshire, England
Death: Sep. 3, 2009
Babaji
Helmand, Afghanistan


Private
2nd Battalion
The Mercian Regiment
British Army

He was deployed with The Light Dragoons Battle Group of the UK contingent of NATO forces in Afghanistan.

He died en route to hospital after he sustained a gunshot wound while on a foot patrol in the Babaji district, central Helmand province. He had been the point man on a clearance operation when his patrol came under close quarter attack.

Aged 19, from Woodsetts. Pte Elliot joined the regiment in October 2007 after completing infantry training. He had been voted "Soldiers' Soldier" by his peers and honoured with a sailing trip around the Canary Islands. He served in Northern Ireland and trained in Jamaica before deploying to Afghanistan. Quiet, hardworking and tenacious, he was described as the epitome of a professional soldier. He was also popular among his mates and renowned for always being the first one on the dance floor.

He is survived by his parents Jayne and James, older sister Rebecca, younger brother Joshua and other relatives.

Funeral with military honours held on September 24, 2009 at St George's Church in Woodsetts.
 
 
Burial:
St George's Churchyard
Woodsetts
Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham
South Yorkshire, England
 
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Record added: Sep 04, 2009
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