Service Number: 2029
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 11th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Yanygraig, Rhydyoraesau M. Oswestry, Wales, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Laidley, Lockyer Valley, Queensland
Schooling: Rhydyoraesau School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Pommereiul-Le-Cateau Cross Roads, France, 3 November 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Highland Cemetery,
Plot IV, Grave No 8, Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Laidley Memorial Park Gates, Laidley War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

31 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2029, 2nd Light Horse Regiment
31 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2029, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Wandilla, Brisbane
3 Nov 1918: Involvement Gunner, SN 2029, 11th Field Artillery Brigade

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

His parents were Evan and Elizabeth Ellis.

Husband of Tryphena Jane Ellis (nee Clarke)  of Clarke’s Bridge Laidley Creek, Queensland


Honours – Military Medal

“For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on our positions opposite DERNANCOURT and ALBERT on 5th April 1918. He went out without hesitation under heavy shell fire to mend telephone wires that had been cut.  Communication on his line was constantly maintained exc ept during a period when the line was cut by shell fire faster than it could be repaired.  During this period Gunner ELLIS acted as runner between the 41st Battery through 42nd Battery at a critical period – when telephone lines from Group Headquarters to the former Battery were out of action”

Source:- “Commonwealth Gazette” No. 185  Date 27th November 1918.

Service Medals

British War Medal, Victory Medal