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Arthur was born in Newark in 1892 and was the son of Alfred H, a maltster manager and Mary Ann Ellis, they had 4 children , however sadly one died in infancy , their remaining children were , Frederick b1889 Newark, Arthur Harold b1892 Newark and Angela Mary b1897 Newark. In the 1901 census we find the family living at Castle Terrace, Farndon Alfred is shown as a maltster manager and is living with his wife Mary Ann and their three children. Frederick, Arthur and Angela. By the 1911 census the family are living at 14 Prior Road, Newark , Alfred is still a maltster manager, he is living at the address with his wife Mary Ann , but only one child their youngest Angela Mary , 14 years , Arthur by this date had left home and enlisted in the Army
25 Oct 1914
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2nd Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment
The following is an extract from the Magnus School, Newark , diary of the 'Great War' :- Sunday 25 October 1914: Arthur Harold Ellis became the first Old Magnusian to be killed in action in The Great War. The son of Mr and Mrs A H Ellis of Castle Terrace, Newark, he was a regular soldier stationed in Malta when hostilities began. In August 1914 he was sent to Albania, but was moved to France in October 1914. His regiment was in action almost immediately as the Germans staged a series of attacks, called ‘The Race to the Sea’, aiming to reach the Channel ports and threaten an invasion of England. After Arthur had been reported missing, one comrade said that he had been seen, badly wounded somewhere between 25 and 31 October. But it was eventually decided that he must have been killed. Private 1096 Ellis of the 2nd Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
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