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Fulham, Middlesex
Charles Richard Ellis was born in 1891 in Fulham and was the son of Charles Richard a general labourer and Caroline Ellis née Webster. His father Charles Richard (snr) was born in 1865 in Stubton, Yorkshire, his mother Caroline Webster was born in 1865 in Peckham, they were married in 1887 in Fulham and went on to have five children all born in Fulham :- Florence b1888, Caroline b1894, Charles Richard b1891, Sidney George b1895 and Walter Ernest b1898. In the 1911 census the family are living at 12 Reigate Street, Basford and are shown as Charles Richard 46 yrs a general labourer he is living with his wife Caroline 46 yrs and their children Charles Richard 20 yrs a baker, Sidney George 16 yrs a general labourer and Walter Ernest 13 yrs a scholar. He married his wife Kate Gouldin (born 8th February 1890) in 1913 at Nottingham they lived at 10 Ealing Avenue, Old Basford, Nottingham. Following his death his widow Kate was awarded a pension of 13 shillings and 9 prnce a week which commenced on 1st April 1918.
He was a baker in 1911
06 Aug 1917
1611457 - CWGC Website
10th Bn Royal Irish Rifles
Rifleman Charles Richard Ellis, enlisted in Nottingham and initially served with service number 43097 in the Sherwood Foresters Regiment later transferring to the 10th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, he was killed in action on 6th August 1917. He is commemorated on the Menin Gate
His brother Walter Ernest also served during the Great War , he enlisted in Nottingham on 27th May 1916 , he was 19 yrs and 139 days old, he was a hosiery trimmer. He was posted to the reserves on 28th May 1916 and mobilised on 12th May 1917 and posted to the Army Service Corps. He landed in France on 18th September 1917 and was demobilised on 6th December 1919. In memoriam published 6th August 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post : - ELLIS. – In loving memory of my dear husband, Rifleman C. R. Ellis, who was killed in action August 6th, 1917, late of Old Basford. One of the best. 'Tis hard to say Thy will be done. Sadly missed from home. – Wife. “ELLIS. – In loving memory of our dear son and brother, killed in action August 6th, 1917. Dear is the grave where our son is laid, sweet is the memory that never will fade, 'tis sad but 'tis true, and we cannot tell why, the best are the first who are called to die. – Mother, dad, brothers, and sisters, Walter in France.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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