Jack Douglas Allcock1

M, #2487, b. 17 June 1922, d. 11 February 2002
Father*Thomas Everett Allcock2,3,4,5 b. 22 Jan 1876, d. 1 Feb 1958
Mother*Ethel Gertrude Johnston2,3,4 b. 15 Feb 1883, d. 8 Sep 1980
Relationship2nd cousin of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited12 Sep 2017
     Jack Douglas Allcock was born on 17 June 1922 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, CanadaG.6,7,1,3,8 He was the son of Thomas Everett Allcock and Ethel Gertrude Johnston.2,3,4,5 Jack died on 11 February 2002 at age 79.8,9
     He also went by the name of Douglas7,2 and Doug.3 In the obituary of Thomas Everett Allcock which printed 1 February 1958, Thomas's son, J. D. Allcock was listed as a survivor.5 He was farmer circa 1974 in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan, CanadaG.2 Douglas Allcock was listed as a survivor in the obituary of Ethel Gertrude Johnston who died 8 September 1980, Ethel's son.4 Doug Allcock was listed as a survivor in the obituary of Mary Louise Wilson who died 13 March 2008, Mary's brother-in-law.9

Family

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Citations

  1. [S138] White Family Members (1768-1971), Typed Transcription, Received by mail 16 Feb 1971, RGM - File folder #1505, Mesa, Arizona, USA, Jack Douglas (Allcock) b. June 17, 1922 (Jack and 17th written in.; Page 3.
  2. [S12] Ada J Flynn, compiler, Johnston Family Tree (Collingwood, ON: self published, 1974, revised 1981), Page 12. Hereinafter cited as Johnston Family Tree.
  3. [S1589] Kerrobert History Committee, editor, Echos From The Tower - Millenium Memories of Kerrobert (Box 463, Kerrobert, SK S0L 1R0: Kerrobert History Committee, 2000), Page 58 ff; Allcock, Douglas and Margit (Knudson). Hereinafter cited as Echos.
  4. [S3196] Deaths - Allcock, Sasktoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Sep 10, 1980, page 59, column 2. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  5. [S3197] Deaths - Allcock, Sasktoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Feb 3, 1958, page 16, column 2. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  6. [S1182] Kerrobert Composite School, online http://kcsgrads.tripod.com/index.htm, June 17 birthday for Doug Allcock. Hereinafter cited as KCS Grads.
  7. [S4] E.F. White Jr., "E.F. White, Jr. Copy of Rhoda Johnston's Records", July 30, 1938 (Cincinnatti). These records copied by Edward Francis White, Jr. at the home of Thomas Boothby White, Jr. from the records of Cousin Rhoda Johnson McLellan, Mrs. Charles McLellan. Included with T.B. White family record as page 2 and forward. 4 typed pages., Douglas (Allcock) b. June 1922; Page 3. Hereinafter cited as "White Family Records."
  8. [S3199] AmberRempel1, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/1704477, AmberRempel1 (unknown location), downloaded viewed May 5, 2011, Jack Douglas Allcock.
  9. [S4315] Obituary - Allcock, The News-Optimist, North Battleford, SK, 2 Apr 2008, Page 17. Hereinafter cited as The News-Optimist.

Philip Gable

M, #2489
Father*Jacob Gabel b. 2 Feb 1830, d. 2 Sep 1917
Mother*Catherina (?) b. 4 Oct 1828, d. 19 Jun 1917
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of Carole Elizabeth Watson
Last Edited28 Apr 2006
     Philip Gable was the son of Jacob Gabel and Catherina (?)

Barrie Arthur Allcock1

M, #2495, b. 12 July 1951, d. December 1997
Father*Jack Douglas Allcock2,1 b. 17 Jun 1922, d. 11 Feb 2002
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited15 Mar 2015
     Barrie Arthur Allcock was born on 12 July 1951 in Saskatchewan, CanadaG.1,2 He was the son of Jack Douglas Allcock.2,1 Barrie died in December 1997 at age 46 diagnosed with cancer early in 1997.2
     His name was also recorded as Barry.3,2 He was educated in 1969 in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan, CanadaG; graduated from Kerrobert Composite High School.3

Citations

  1. [S12] Ada J Flynn, compiler, Johnston Family Tree (Collingwood, ON: self published, 1974, revised 1981), Page 12. Hereinafter cited as Johnston Family Tree.
  2. [S1589] Kerrobert History Committee, editor, Echos From The Tower - Millenium Memories of Kerrobert (Box 463, Kerrobert, SK S0L 1R0: Kerrobert History Committee, 2000), Page 58 ff; Allcock, Douglas and Margit (Knudson). Hereinafter cited as Echos.
  3. [S1182] Kerrobert Composite School, online http://kcsgrads.tripod.com/index.htm, Graduating Class of 1969 - picture includes Barry Allcock. Hereinafter cited as KCS Grads.

Flt. Lt. Eldon Burke Elliott1,2,3

M, #2499, b. 7 October 1910, d. 4 November 1943
Father*Rev. Alexander E Elliott4,1,5 b. 7 Feb 1879, d. 19 Oct 1982
Mother*Mabel May Johnston4,5,1 b. 2 Nov 1885, d. 29 Aug 1976
Relationship2nd cousin of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited30 Jun 2017
     Flt. Lt. Eldon Burke Elliott was born on 7 October 1910 in Regina, Saskatchewan, CanadaG.4 He was the son of Rev. Alexander E Elliott and Mabel May Johnston.4,1,5 Eldon died on 2 November 1943 at age 33.3 Eldon died on 4 November 1943 in YugoslaviaG at age 33 killed in action when his "Liberator AL409 struck a hilltop four miles north of Kosinjski Zamost, 60 miles southeast of Fiume, on Adriatic coast of Croatia."6,3,7 He was buried in Kozinjski Zamost, YugoslaviaG.6
He was reburied in May 1948 in Belgrade War Cemetery, Belgrade, YugoslaviaG; The following was copied from The RCAF Association web site (most recently viewed March 19, 2010):

ELLIOTT, F/L Eldon Burke (J4524) - Middle East - Air Medal (United States) - No.148 Squadron - Award effective 11 February 1944 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 644/44 dated 24 March 1944; also published in General Order No.10, Headquarters United States Army Forces in the Middle East, 19 January 1944. Born in Regina, 7 October 1910; parents living in Sutherland, Saskatchewan when he was decorated. Attended University of Saskatchewan, 1930-1932 (engineering) and Peterborough College (machine design, 1935); employed as a clerk and labourer in Lachute, 1932-34, packer at Quaker Oats, Peterborough, 1934-35, and production supervisor at Canadian General Electric, 1935-40. Enlisted in Toronto, 1 July 1940. Trained at No.1 ITS ((graduated 17 August 1940), No.2 AOS (graduated 21 December 1940, having flown 20 hours 45 minutes in Lockheed aircraft and 34 hours 40 minutes in Ansons), No.4 BGS (graduated, 2 February 1941 having flown 21 hours 55 minutes in Fairey Battles) and No.1 ANS (graduated 3 March 1941, having flown 29 hours 40 minutes in Ansons); commissioned 1 March 1941). Embarked for overseas, 4 April 1941; to No.21 OTU, 5 May 1941; to No.40 Squadron, 30 June 1941; to Middle East Command with that squadron, 23 October 1941; posted to No.205 Group, 12 March 1942; to No.160 Squadron, 8 October 1942; to Special Liberator Flight, 11 December 1942. In the course of these postings he was promoted to Flying Officer (2 July 1941) and Flight Lieutenant (5 March 1943). Killed in action, 3/4 November 1944 with No.148 Squadron (Liberator AL409 struck a hilltop four miles north of Kosinjski Zamost, 60 miles southeast of Fiume, on Adriatic coast of Croatia; crew consisted of 116910 F/L M. Passmore, pilot, father in London, wife living in Transvaal; J4524 F/L E.B. Elliott, navigator, Sutherland, Saskatchewan; R79118 WO J.H.S. Clarke, bomb aimer; NZ411065 F/L H.I. Crawford, WOP/AG, Auckland; R53246 FS E.A. Toole, flight engineer; R81068 WO R.E. Hawken, air gunner, Darlingford, Manitoba; and 1066563 FS W.J. Dowle, air gunner and special duties, Yorkshire); buried in Yugoslavia. DHist file 181.009 D.1754 (RG.24 Vol.20609) has a memo dated 10 November 1943 from Lieutenant Colonel Paul West to the Commanding General, USAFINME, and written on letterhead of Headquarters, United States Army Forces in the Middle East. The full text is as follows:

1. In accordance with AGWAR No.7139 of 4 October 1943, Flight Lieutenant E.B. Elliott, J4524, RCAF is recommended for award of the Air Medal for meritorious achievement while participating in an aerial flight as navigator on a special and hazardous mission into enemy occupied territory on 21 October 1943, for the purpose of delivering vitally needed supplies to our intelligence personnel operating in that area and to evacuate U.S.A.A.F. personnel shot down in combat. The pilot and remainder of the crew were members of the United States Army Air Force.

2. He volunteered for this mission with full knowledge that chances of successfully completing the mission and returning safely to his base were remote. Soon after the plane was landed on an obscure landing strip approximately ten miles from an enemy occupied town it bogged down in a newly filled drainage ditch. During the following 72 hours Flight Lieutenant Elliott, along with other members of the crew, with the aid of local guerrillas, worked by night digging holes, cutting trees, and improvising winches. On the morning of 24 October 1943, the plane was extricated and returned to base.

3. Through his technical ability as navigator, his marked resourcefulness, improvisation, and persistence, he contributed greatly to the complete success of the mission.

4. The undersigned has personal knowledge of the above, having been Officer in charge of the mission.

NOTE: On 31 December 1943 Major-General Ralph Royce (US Army Forces in the Middle East) wrote to RCAF Overseas Headquarters respecting this award. His letter said, in part:

I am writing because I have been wanting to award an air medal to a Canadian navigator who accompanied one of my airplanes on one of your S.O.E. flights. They landed well behind the enemy lines and brought out several American survivors of the Ploesty [sic] raid.

On 19 January 1944, General Order No.10, Headquarters, United States Army Forces in Middle East (Cairo), reported the award of the Air Medal, "By direction of the President under the provisions of Executive Order No.9158, 11 May 1942 (Bull.25, WD, 1942), as amended by Executive Order No.9242-A, 11 September 1942 (Bull.49, WD, 1942), and pursuant to authority delegated to the War Department". The text was as follows:

For meritorious achievement while participating in an aerial flight as navigator on a special and hazardous mission into enemy occupied territory on 21 October 1943, for the purpose of delivering vitally needed supplies to intelligence personnel operating in that area and to evacuate U.S.A.A.F. personnel shot down in combat. He volunteered for this mission with full knowledge that chances of successfully completing the mission and returning safely to his base were remote. Soon after the plane was landed on an obscure landing strip it bogged down in a newly filled drainage ditch. During the following 72 hours Flight Lieutenant Elliott, along with other members of the crew, with the aid of local guerrillas, worked by night digging holes, cutting trees, and improvising winches. On the morning of 24 October 1943, the plane was extricated and returned to base. Through his technical ability as navigator, his marked resourcefulness, improvisation, and persistence, he contributed greatly to the complete success of the mission.

This officer was reported missing, believed killed, on 3 November 1943.

By command of Major-General Royce:

G.X. Cheves

Brigadier General, U.S. Army

Chief of Staff

On 25 September 1944 the American Embassy communicated the formal text of the citation (see above) to Norman Robertson, Under Secretary of State for External Affairs.


Upon his death the Commanding Officer of No.148 Squadron, W/C J. Blackburn, wrote the family, stating in part, "Your son was one of the oldest navigators of the squadron and for some time had been the Squadron Navigation Officer. He was extremely popular with everyone; his constant good nature and unbounded enthusiasm earning for him the love and respect of all those with whom he worked. He had already completed two tours of operations involving some 60 sorties and his intense keenness and determination to strike at the enemy wherever he might be set an example unequalled by any other member of the squadron. " Initially buried at Kozinjski Zamost; remains brought in May 1948 to Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery, Belgrade, which was dedicated 11 November 1948, containing some 400 graves including 25 Canadian airmen.8,9,10
     He also went by the name of Burke.11

Flt. Lt. Eldon Burke Elliott began military service on 1 July 1940 in Toronto, York County, Ontario, CanadaG.12,6
     The following biographical information appeared in the book The Days of the Years of My Pilgrimage (the story of Alex E Elliott), 11 February 1944 :
The following account from a 1944 Star Phoenix is of interest:
"WESTERN CANADA FLIER GETS NINTH U.S. ARMY AIR AWARD
OTTAWA, March 16, (CP) ,--Air Force headquarters announced Wednesday night that Flt. Lt. Eldon Burke Elliott of Sutherland, Saskatchewan, R.C.A.F. navigator who since has been reported killed in action, has been awarded the United States Army Air Medal. This is the ninth U.S. Army Air Medal to be awarded to an R.C.A.F. member by the President of the U.S.

The citation accompanying the award read: "For meritorious achievement while participating in an aerial flight as navigator on a special and hazardous mission into enemy-held territory, October 21, 1943, for the purpose of delivering vitally needed supplies to intelligence personnel operating in that area and to evacuate USA.A.F. personnel shot down in combat. He (Flight Lieutenant Elliott) volunteered for this mission with full knowledge that the chances of successfully completing the mission and returning safely to base were remote. Through his technical ability as navigator, his marked resourcefulness, improvisation, and persistence, he contributed greatly to the success of the mission.

Flight Lieutenant Elliott, the 33-year-old son of Rev. A. E. Elliott and Mrs. Elliott of Sutherland, saw service in Britain, Malta, Egypt, and during tile Tunisian campaign. He was killed on air operations over Central Europe in November 1943; he served overseas for about three and one-half years before his death."13,4


Flt. Lt. Eldon Burke Elliott was commemorated by the Canadian Virtual War Memorial
In memory of
Flight Lieutenant Navigator
Eldon Burke Elliott
November 4, 1943

Military Service:
Service Number:     J/4524
Age:     33
Force:     Air Force
Unit:     Royal Canadian Air Force
Division:     Air Medal (U.S.A.) R.C.A.F. 148 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information:
Son of Alexander E. Elliott and Mabel May Elliott, of Summerberry, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 157 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:
Cemetery:     BELGRADE WAR CEMETERY , Serbia
Grave Reference:     Coll. grave 3. D. 1-7.
Location:     BELGRADE WAR CEMETERY is in the Uliga Baju Sekulica, in the city's Fifth Region, and is on the edge of the New Yugoslav Cemetery (Novo Groblije).8

Citations

  1. [S4] E.F. White Jr., "E.F. White, Jr. Copy of Rhoda Johnston's Records", July 30, 1938 (Cincinnatti). These records copied by Edward Francis White, Jr. at the home of Thomas Boothby White, Jr. from the records of Cousin Rhoda Johnson McLellan, Mrs. Charles McLellan. Included with T.B. White family record as page 2 and forward. 4 typed pages., Burke Eldon (Elliott) b. Oct. 7, 1910; Page 3. Hereinafter cited as "White Family Records."
  2. [S12] Ada J Flynn, compiler, Johnston Family Tree (Collingwood, ON: self published, 1974, revised 1981), R.C.A.F. Flight Lieutneant killed in plane accident in Yugoslavia, awarded the American Air Medal.; Page 12. Hereinafter cited as Johnston Family Tree.
  3. [S1606] "Moffat 0001 - Notes on Alex Elliott's family", after 1982, Rick Moffat (Lewisville, Texas), to unknown recipient (unknown recipient address), Eldon Burke Elliott; Rick Moffat Personal Papers - Black File Box, Mesa, Arizona, USA. Hereinafter cited as "Moffat 0001."
  4. [S1185] Air Force Association of Canada, online http://airforce.ca/uploads/airforce/2009/07/ALPHA-EA.html, http://www.airforce.ca/wwii/ALPHA-EA.html. Hereinafter cited as Air Force Assoc Canada.
  5. [S12] Ada J Flynn, Johnston Family Tree, Page 11.
  6. [S1185] Air Force Assoc Canada, online http://airforce.ca/uploads/airforce/2009/07/ALPHA-EA.html, http://airforce.ca/uploads/airforce/2009/07/ALPHA-EA.html
  7. [S2753] Second World War Service Files: Canadian Armed Forces War Dead, online WWII Service Files (Canada) search, Eldon Burke Elliott. Hereinafter cited as WWI Cdn War Dead.
  8. [S747] Canadian Virtual War Memorial - Eldon Burke Elliott, online Canadian Virtual War Memorial - Eldon Burke Elliott, Canadian Virtual War Memorial - Flight Lieutenant Navigator Eldon Burke Elliott ". Hereinafter cited as CVWM - E B Burke.
  9. [S1185] Air Force Assoc Canada, online http://airforce.ca/uploads/airforce/2009/07/ALPHA-EA.html, This is now an obsolete link (June 2017).
  10. [S4189] Special Forces Roll of Honour - Elliott, Eldon Burke, online Forum posts re: Eldon Burke Elliott, Eldon Burke Elliott. Hereinafter cited as Special Forces Roll of Honour.
  11. [S12] Ada J Flynn, Johnston Family Tree, Page 12.
  12. [S747] CVWM - E B Burke, online Canadian Virtual War Memorial - Eldon Burke Elliott, Eldon Burke Elliott, service number J/4524, Air Medal (USA.). R.C.A.F. 148 (R.A.F.) Sqdn.
  13. [S251] Rev. Thomas Elliott, Days of the Years of my Pilgrimage (Grenfell, SK: United Church of Grenfell, abt 1975), Page 59-60. Hereinafter cited as Days of the Years of my Pilgrimage.

Rudy Gable

M, #2500
Father*Jacob Gabel b. 2 Feb 1830, d. 2 Sep 1917
Mother*Catherina (?) b. 4 Oct 1828, d. 19 Jun 1917
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of Carole Elizabeth Watson
Last Edited28 Apr 2006
     Rudy Gable was the son of Jacob Gabel and Catherina (?)