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September 14, 2014

Major General Harold Edward ‘Pompey’ Elliott

by vipsinc

Major General Harold Edward ‘Pompey’ Elliott.

‘The War that changed us” is the story of Australia and the First World War revealed through the lives of six Australians.

Brought to life through personal testimony, dramatic reconstruction, expert analysis, location filming and colourised archive.

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One of the people highlighted in the documentary was Major General Harold Edward Elliott, better known as “Pompey”.

On ABC TV this week, the last episode of: ‘The War that changed us”. If you’ve missed the last episode (or would like to see the series again)

you can still see it via this link:

http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/war-that-changed-us/DO1245W004S00

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Historian Ross McMullin, spoke in the series about ‘Pompey’, but has also written a book about him:

https://www.nla.gov.au/harold-white-fellows/writing-about-pompey-elliott

‘Pompey’ also had a strong link with Ballarat. He was born near Ballarat in 1878 and he obtained his early education at Ballarat College.

In the central part of Ballarat, on Sturt street, there stands a special statue dedicated to him. It was unveiled in 2011.

http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/556122/pompey-statue-to-be-unveiled-in-ballarat/

http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2011/05/10/3212405.htm

 

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