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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave of Walter Edward Ellis at Redhill, Arnold Cemetery. Photo Peter Gillings
Person Details
Eakring, Newark
Walter was born at Eakring near Newark in Nottinghamshire in 1886, the eldest son of Thomas a coal miner and Rose Alice Ellis née Hinkley of Nix Cottages, Redhill, Arnold, Nottingham. His father Thomas was born in 1863 in Carlton Le Morland, Lincolnshire and his mother Rose Alice Hinkley was born in 1865 in Barmby, Nottinghamshire, they were married in 1884 in Newark and went on to have 5 children, Walter Edward b1886 in Eakring, Annie b1890 Arnold, Rebecca b1891 Arnold, Rose Alice b1893 Arnold and Thomas b1896 Arnold . In the 1911 Census his family are living at Nix House, Redhill, Arnold, and are shown as Thomas 48 yrs a coal miner, he is living with his wife Rose Alice 46 yrs and their children , Annie 21 yrs a laundry maid at Daybrook , Rebecca 20 yrs a cotton winder, Rose Alice 18 yrs a laundry maid at Daybrook and Thomas 15 yrs of age, coal garner (underground). He was married to Annie Bembridge at Daybrook on 25th May 1909 and she is shown as living at Redhill, Nottingham .They had 2 children Walter Edward born 7th April 1910 and Rose Frances born 13th January 1910 both born at Redhill, Arnold. Meanwhile in the 1911 census Walter Edward is shown living at Nix Cottages, Redhill Arnold, Walter is shown living a the address with his wife Annie 23 yrs (b Grantham) His occupation was roadman at the local colliery also at the address is their son Walter Edward 11 year old.
He was employed as a roadman at the local colliery
16 Jul 1916
2749805 - CWGC Website
20597
Private
12th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Walter enlisted on 4th December 1914 into the 12th (pioneer) battalion, Sherwood Foresters and his medical records show he was 5 feet 3 inches tall with a chest measurement of 36 inches. After initial training and home service in England he disembarked in France on 29th August 1915 . On June 17th 1916 whilst in Flanders he was sent to 73 field ambulance having received a gun shot wound, he was eventually transferred to hospital in Boulogne but by 7th July he was reported dangerously ill and evacuated by the hospital ship 'Jan Breydal' to England. He was eventually sent to the County of London War Hospital ,Epsom but eventually died of his wounds. He is buried at Arnold,Redhill Cemetery
His younger brother Thomas was killed in action with the Lincolnshire Regiment only 13 days prior to him on 3rd July 1916.
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave of Walter Edward Ellis at Redhill, Arnold Cemetery. Photo Peter Gillings
    Walter Edward Ellis - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave of Walter Edward Ellis at Redhill, Arnold Cemetery. Photo Peter Gillings
  • Photograph published 16th August 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Walter Edward Ellis - Photograph published 16th August 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918