ELLIS, Edward James
(Service number 23/1042)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank||Rifleman|
|Date||22 March 1875||Place of Birth||Fairlie|
|Date||29 May 1915||Age||40|
|Address at Enlistment||C/- W.H. Ellis, Fairlie|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||W.H. Ellis (brother), Box 93, Fairlie|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||1st New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||D 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||25 January 1957||Age||82|
|Place of Death||Christchurch|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch|
|Memorial Reference||Block 1A, Plot 138|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Son of Edward and Sarah Jane Ellis nee Holden.
edward arrived in Suez in November 1915 and was sent to France in April 1916. In the field he recieved a gun shot wound to an eye, and admitted to hospital sick and with VD. He was discharged in April 1919.
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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