David Elliott

D A Elliott, KES 1949-1955; died Monday 11 August 2010

David was born in 1937 in Frecheville and attended King Ted's. His best friend at KES was David Anderson, with whom he was in regular contact for the rest of his life. He was a lifelong 'Blades' supporter.

He met his wife Annette in Germany when he was in the Education Corps, part of BFES. After completing a 5-year Army apprenticeship in Harrogate, David spent 19 years in the Army. From the age of 39 he was a teacher at Colchester Boys School.

He leaves a widow, Annette, two children (Peter + Gillian) and three grand children.

Info supplied by Annette Elliott

At school, David was a prefect, Captain of Athletics, was in the choir and was a keen Scout. He was a warranted Assistant Scout Master with KES until 1962 and attended various camps. Photos and other mentions can be found amongst the links revealed in this search.

Comments from OEs
A lovely, kind scout (B troop, older than us) and runner who got a school prize for general helpfulness, then was kicked out of Leicester Uni at the end of his first year for not performing as well as they wanted. His family had a small general store down by the university.
I remember him very well. He was the lynchpin of B Troop. I recall in particular Saturday evenings at the den up the road from the school, usually concluded with a bag of greasy chips. As you say, he was notably kind and gentle with younger scouts. Not a bad epitaph for any human.
I also have fond memories of Ginger Elliott and can only agree with the comments made by Miles and Jonny. Yes the Saturday night chips were greasy and we did need the Dandelion and Burdock to wash them down but my best memories are of the Whit and summer camps where we were taught how to dig the deepest latrines and make washing up stands and biscuit tin ovens. Ginger always looked after us and encouraged us to take care of others. To me he was something of a hero and inspired my lifelong interest in cross country running and athletics. His enthusiasm made me realize that even with my limited talent I could become involved and enjoy helping others achieve far more than I ever achieved. For that I will always be grateful.