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George was born in 1891 in Arnold and was the son of George a butcher and Eliza Ann Ellis née Sturton . His father George snr was born in 1857 in Arnold , his mother Eliza Ann Sturton was born in 1861 also in Arnold, They were married in Arnold in 1881 and went on to have a very large family of 13 children, however sadly six of the children died in infancy or childhood before 1911, their surviving children were: - Mary Anne b1884, Annie Malinda b1889, George b1891, James Hilton b1892, Ellen b1895, Wright b1897 and Winifred Eliza b1891, all the children were born in Arnold. In the 1911 Census he is shown living with his family at 159 Front Street,Arnold ,they are shown as George head of the family 54 yrs , he is living with his wife Eliza Ann 50 yrs and their children Annie Malina 22 yrs a costumier, George 20 yrs an assistant in his fathers butchery business, James Hilton 19 yrs also assisting in his fathers business, Ellen 16 yrs a hosiery cutter, Wright 14 yrs a clerk, and Winifred Eliza 10 yrs.
He was employed as an assistant butcher in his fathers butchery business
12 Dec 1918
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Royal Field Artillery
Driver George Ellis, served with “D” Battery, 310th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, he died of pneumonia at 50th Casualty Clearing Station on 12th December 1918. He is buried in Premont British Cemetery grave reference IV.A.8
Two of his brothers also served during the 'Great War' James Hilton Ellis enlisted in 10th December 1915 when he was 24 yrs and 1 month old and was placed in the reserves until he was called up on 1st December 1916, he served in the South Staffordshire, then the Army Service Corps and finally in the labour Corps , he was discharged in 1919. Wright Ellis enlisted on 3rd March 1916 when he was 20 yrs and months old, he was placed into the reserves and called up on 28th June 1917 and served with the Royal Army Medical Corps , he was discharged in 1919. Obituary published 23rd December 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “ELLIS. – On December 15th, at 50 Casualty Clearing Station, France, of pneumonia, Driver George Ellis, aged 29 years. – Silently mourned by by father, sisters, & brothers.” Obituary published 20th December 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “ELLIS. – On Dec. 15th, at 50 Casualty Clearing Station, France, of pneumonia, Driver George Ellis, R.F.A., eldest son of George Ellis, 159 Front-street, Arnold. Shattered hopes. – Sorrowing fiancée Emma.” Above are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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