Charles Howard ELLIS

ELLIS, Charles Howard

Service Number: 6523
Enlisted: 24 January 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Crystal Brook, South Australia, 4 February 1889
Home Town: Prospect, Prospect, South Australia
Schooling: Public School, Preparatory School of Mines
Occupation: Accountant
Died: Killed in Action, France, 5 April 1918, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Prospect Roll of Honour A-G WWI Board, Prospect St Cuthbert's Church Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

24 Jan 1916: Enlisted
24 Jan 1917: Involvement Private, 6523, 27th Infantry Battalion
24 Jan 1917: Embarked Private, 6523, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Adelaide
14 Aug 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 50th Infantry Battalion
5 Apr 1918: Involvement Private, 6523, 50th Infantry Battalion

Some info for Charles Howard Ellis

6523 Private (Pte) Charles Howard Ellis, 27th Battalion. An accountant from Prospect, South Australia, prior to enlistment, he embarked with the 19th Reinforcements from Adelaide on 24 January 1917 aboard HMAT Miltiades for Devonport, England. Following training in England he proceeded to France to join the 50th Battalion on the Western Front near Kemmel. Pte Ellis was killed in action near Albert, France, on 5 April 1918 and is buried in the Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension. He was aged 29 years.

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