JOHN T Suddenly, July 26; 1975, Cape May Court House, N. J , of 7fi3 Cherrydaie Drive. Lafayette Hill Pa.,
beloved husband of Ruth J. Lititerer Elliott, lather of William, Robert, and Susan and son of Susan Mills
Elliott. Relatives and friends are invited to funeral service Wed, 10 AM al the RICHARD D. LOWNES FUNERAL HOME, 659
Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill, Pa. Friends may call Tuesday eve. 7 lo 9 P.M.
[The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA, 28 Jul 1975, Mon, Page 23]
Record of burial for John T. Elliott
which indicates that his remains were created. The disposition of
his ashes is unknown.
John registered for the
draft in Philadelphia, PA on 30 June 1942 and was inducted into the Army
at New Cumberland, PA on 3 December 1942. A parachutist volunteer,
he was assigned to Company I, 508th PIR.
The earliest Morning
Reports for the Company are not available and he first shows up as a Sgt
but on 5 November 1943 he made a S/Sgt (Temporary).
SSgt Elliott was awarded
a Silver Star
for gallantry in action
He was wounded in action on 29 January 1945 and
evacuated. on 1 May 1945, still unable to return to duty, he was
transferred to the hospital's detachment of patients
Howe4ver, on 31 May 1945, SSgt Elliott returned to
duty when he was transferred from the 19th Reinforcement Depot. He was
discharged on 10 November 1945.
John submitted this application for the Pennsylvania
WWII Veterans Bonus on 18 January 1950. He was credited with 13
months of domestic duty and 22 months of foreign service which earned
him a $460 bonus.