ELLIS, John Goodall
(Service number 18400)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 2 August 1895 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Otekaike
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs J. H. ELLIS (mother), Otekaieke, North Otago
Religion Methodist
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 20th Reinforcements, New Zealand Mounted Rifles
Date 14 December 1916
Transport Moeraki
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
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

Railway car cleaner


Date 22 November 1961 Age 66 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Goodall Ellis was the eldest of the six sons of John Holmes and Elizabeth Mary (née Sullivan) Ellis. He was educated at Timaru Main and Timaru South schools, transferring to Otiake and Otekaike in North Otago at the age of 13, and from there to Woolston in Christchurch. John married Hilda Annie Schumacher in 1924. The Methodist Church of Timaru placed a handsome window in the Bank Street Church as a memorial for the war victims of the congregations. Apart from the names of the fallen appearing on the window, the names of all who served were inscribed in a book which was to be preserved in the Church. Included in the names was that of John Ellis.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [31 March 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [31 March 2020]; School Admission records [31 March 2020]; Timaru Herald, 5 July 1922 (Papers Past) [24 March 2020]

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