ELLIS, Owen John

Service Number: 1937
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Carnarvon, North Wales, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 8 August 1915, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Johnston's Jolly Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey
Sp. Mem. 22. Inscription IN MIDST OF LIFE WE ARE IN DEATH , Johnston's Jolly Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Johnston's Jolly Cemetery Memorial
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World War 1 Service

17 Apr 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1937, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
17 Apr 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1937, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

7th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action aged 21.

His brother also fell; he was Private Joseph Morris Ellis, aged 26, Service Number 26849 who fell whilst serving with the 1st Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry on 21/03/1918

They were sons of Joseph Morris Ellis and Martha Ellis, of 18, Palace St., Carnarvon, North Wales.

The brothers are remembered together on the Carnarvon War Memorial.