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  • The commonwealth wargrave marking the grave of George Ellis at Reservoir Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium. Courtesy of Peter Gillings (Sept 2015)
Person Details
Arnold
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
09 Apr 1917
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98839 - CWGC Website
18181
Private
11th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He enlisted into the army at Mansfield in 1915. He served with the 11th battalion Sherwood Foresters. His medal index card shows he first entered a theatre of war in France on 27th August 1915 . He was killed in action on 9th April 1917 and he is buried in the Ypres Reservoir Cemetery
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.
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  • The commonwealth wargrave marking the grave of George Ellis at Reservoir Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium. Courtesy of Peter Gillings (Sept 2015)
    George Ellis - The commonwealth wargrave marking the grave of George Ellis at Reservoir Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium. Courtesy of Peter Gillings (Sept 2015)
  • Photo shows Reservoir Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium. 
Courtesy of Peter Gillings (Sept 2015)
    Reservoir Cemetery Ypres - Photo shows Reservoir Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium. Courtesy of Peter Gillings (Sept 2015)