ELLEN, William Richard
(Service number 23/415)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank||Rifleman|
|Date||16 October 1884||Place of Birth||Waimate|
|Date||29 May 1915||Age||30|
|Address at Enlistment||Paynstown, Waimate|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs M. Ellen (mother), Waimate|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||1st New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||B Company|
|Date||9 October 1915|
|Transport||Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
|Service Medals||1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||19 February 1965||Age||81|
|Place of Death||Waimate|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Waimate Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||RSA Block 16 Plot 16|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Son of John and Mary Ellen.
William arrived in Suez in November 1915. He was admitted to hospital in February 1916 with severe enteric dystentery and was sent back to NZ in March 1916 where he was discharged in May 1916.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (January 2015); NZ Births, Deaths, and Marirages at https://bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/Home/; Archives New Zealand
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Liz Shea, SC branch NZSG; Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG
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