ELLIS, Walter
(Service number 21807)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 11 November 1878 Place of Birth North Canterbury

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Ashwick Flat, Fairlie
Occupation Farming
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Thomas SADLER (brother-in-law), Fairlie, South Canterbury
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 7th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 21 August 1916
Transport Mokoia
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 16 November 1927 Age 49 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Fairlie Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Walter Ellis was the son of William and Eliza (née Smart) Ellis. He left Timaru with the South Canterbury quota of the 16th Reinforcements on 3 May 1916. W. Ellis and twelve comrades were to be welcomed home at a social in the Fairlie Public Hall on 30 May 1919.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [19 May 2019]; Fairlie Cemetery headstone transcription [22 May 2019]; Timaru Herald, 2 May 1916, 29 May 1919 (Papers Past) [02 August 2016; May 2019]

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