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   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.

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