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The Rev. Robert Elliott M.A.

The Rev Robert Elliott M.A.
On 17 October 1883 Mr Elliott was born at the Manse, Naas, Co. Kildare, his father being the Rev William Elliott, husband of Annie Kilgour. He was educated at St. Andrew’s College, Dublin, and Edinburgh University, where he graduated M.A. in 1907. After completing his arts course, he studied Theology at the Assembly’s College, Belfast, and New College, Edinburgh.

He was licensed by the Presbytery of Edinburgh on 3 October 1911, and from then until 1913 he was Assistant Minister at Buccleuch Street Church, Dumfries, and during 1913- 1914 at St. Stephen’s Church Perth.Called to Dunollie Road Church, Oban he was Ordained and inducted there on 11 February 1915. In December 1915 Mr Elliott joined the 8 Bn. Cameron Highlanders as a private. Being offered a Chaplaincy at a later date, he refused, and continued serving in H.M. Forces until 1919. In 1916 he received his commission in the 4 Bn. Cameron Highlanders, with which regiment he saw service in Salonika.

After the war he returned to Oban, where he remained until he was translated to Renfrew on 22 November 1923. There he remained until 9 February 1928 when he was inducted to Stow United Free Church. At Stow he completed his active ministry, demitting his charge on 3 October 1953.

He married Marjorie Glencorse Inglis on 19 June 1919, and they had three Children, Marjorie Anne, Joan Margaret and Kathleen Glencorse.

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