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ELLIOTT, Harold Edward, CB, CMGBiography for ELLIOTT, Harold Edward, CB, CMG

Senator for (Vic)

Nationalist Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for Victoria 1919. Re-elected 1925. Died in Office, 23.3.1931.

Parliamentary Appointments

Member, Royal Commission on the Effect of the Operation of the Navigation Act upon Australian Trade and Industry, 1923

Committee Service

Senate Standing: Standing Orders from 22.7.1920 to 1923; Printing from 12.6.1925 to 1929; House from 7.2.1929 to 1931.

Senate Select: Senate Officials from 21.10.1920 to 1921; Case of Warrant-Officer Allen from 31.7.1923 to 1923; Case of First Lieutenant W. W. Paine from 28.8.1924 to 1924.

Joint Statutory: Public Accounts from 5.7.1923 to 10.10.1924.


Born 19.6.1878, West Charlton, Australia

Died 23.3.1931


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament



Awarded Queen's Medal, Four clasps

Awarded King's medal with two clasps

Awarded The Distinguished Conduct Medal "for gallant conduct in the field", 25.03.1901

Awarded the Order of St Anne of Russia with Swords, 1916

Appointed Companion of the Distinguished Service Order, 18.07.1917

Awarded Croix de Guerre, 01.11.1918

Awarded The Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officers' Decoration, April 1923


Appointed Companion of The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, 01.01.1917

Appointed Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, 03.06.1918

Military Service

Mentioned in despatches

Twice wounded

Six times mentioned in despatches (three times specially)

Served in Second Boer war from 1900 to 1902, was in many actions and operations

Appointed Lieutenant-Colonel in AIF (7th Battalion) from 19.08.1914 to 28.08.1919, when appointment was terminated

Embarked, 19.10.1914

Wounded at the Gallipoli landing, 25.04.1915

Rejoined battalion after being in hospital in Egypt, 04.06.1915

Commanding Officer, 1st Infantry Brigade, 15.02.1916

Colonel (temporary Brigadier-General) and Commanding Officer, 15th Infantry Brigade, 01.03.1916

Appointed Brevet Colonel "for specially meritorious work on active service", 24.09.1917

Returned to Australia, 28.06.1919