Elliott Addair Currie was born on the 9th of October 1886 and baptised at St Mary, Laisterdyke on the 24th November 1886 the son of Scotsman Thomas Adair Currie and his Bradford born wife, Emma.Thomas and Emma were living in Wellington Terrace, Eccleshill when their first child Annie Grayson Currie was born in 1881, followed by Edith Jane born 1883, Elliot Adair born 1886 and Margareta born in 1888. By 1891 the family were living in Battye Street where two more children were born, Doris Mary born and Samuel Charles.
In 1901 the family were living in Leeds Road, Eccleshil. At 15 years of age Elliott is working as a wool sorter. By 1911 the family had again moved house and were now living at 87 Sydenham Place and Elliott is still working as a wool sorter.In 1914 Elliott married Annie Elizabeth Scott who was born in Bradford in 1888 and they began their married life at 76 Fagley Road.Elliott enlisted in February 1916 as
Rifleman 4839 in the 1/6th Battalion of the Prince of Wales Own West Yorkshire Regiment and saw service on the Western Front. On 22 September 1916 the Shipley Times & Express reported that he had been wounded in the head and back and was in a base hospital in France. At some point he was transported home where he died from wounds on the 5th March 1917 and was
buried in Undercliffe Cemetery. His effects were left to his wife Annie who received £4.1.8d on the 16th June 1917 and a War Gratuity of £6.10s on the 24th October 1919.Annie re-married in 1921 to Frank Smith and went to live in Thornbury and it may be for this reason that Elliott did not appear on St Luke’s Church Memorial even though his name appears in the Church magazine.Researched and written by Jean Britteon, to whom many thanks