ELLIS, Edward James
(Service number 23/1042)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Rifleman


Date 22 March 1875 Place of Birth Fairlie

Enlistment Information

Date 29 May 1915 Age 40
Address at Enlistment C/- W.H. Ellis, Fairlie
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin W.H. Ellis (brother), Box 93, Fairlie
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

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

Military Awards

Campaigns Egypt, France
Service Medals 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


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

Biographical Notes

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; Archives New Zealand

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Liz Shea, SC branch NZSG; Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG

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