(Service number 8/1461)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||8 April 1894||Place of Birth||North Island, New Zealand|
|Date||1 November 1915||Age||20|
|Address at Enlistment||Hokonui, Southland, New Zealand|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||J.H. Ellens (Father), 15 Charles Street, Timaru, New Zealand|
|Medical Information||Varicolle (very slight enlargement of the plexus in the srotum). Healed scar '3x1' inches, outer side of right leg near ankle. Fit for service.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||3rd Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Otago Infantry Battalion|
|Date||14 February 1915|
|Transport||Maunganui, or Tahiti or Aparima|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Alexandria, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Otago Infantry Battalion|
|Service Medals||1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
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|Where Captured and by Whom|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
11 August 1915 - disembarked to Hospital, Alexandria - Enteric fever (Typhoid).
|Date||13 August 1915||Age||20|
|Place of Death||Egypt|
|Cause||Died of disease (Typhoid)|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Alexandria (Chatby) Military And War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt|
|Memorial Reference||J. 75.|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru|
Son of James Henry and Sophia Ellens of Featherston, New Zealand.
Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database [9/9/2013]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. 217 8236 90387 354 2804) [11/11/2013];
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