Neil Barker ELLIS

ELLIS, Neil Barker

Service Number: 3707
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Mount Barker, SA, 13 June 1897
Home Town: Hyde Park, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: official banker
Memorials: Mount Barker Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Roll of Honor, Sydney Reserve Bank of Australia (Commonwealth Bank) Honor Roll WW1
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World War 1 Service

30 Apr 1918: Involvement Private, 3707, 9th Light Horse Regiment, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '2' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: SS Port Darwin embarkation_ship_number: '' public_note: ''
30 Apr 1918: Embarked Private, 3707, 9th Light Horse Regiment, SS Port Darwin, Sydney
Date unknown: Wounded 3707, 3rd Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by Cornerstone College

On June 13th, 1897, in Mount Barker SA, a future soldier was born. ELLIS, Neil Barker was a brave soldier who enlisted on Nov 26, 1917 in Adelaide, SA. He lived at 38 Commercial Rd Hyde Park, South Australia with his father Frederick William Ellis and his mother Mary E. Ellis. It is unknown what other relatives he had. It is listed that he was single at the time of enlistment, he also worked as an official banker before enlisting. His Attestation Paper states that he He was 5 feet and 5 ½ inches tall and his religion was methodist.

Neil Barker Ellis embarked on 30/4/18 at the age of 20 years and 5 months at Sydney ranked as a trooper (private) for the 9th Light Horse Regiment. On 9/8/18 Neil was allotted to 3rd Light Horse Regiment and marched into 1st Light Horse Regiment. Neil joined a new unit (T.O.S. - taken on strength) on 24/8/18. He was reported sick in the hospital on 25/9/18 and was moved between hospitals. He left Suez to return to Asutralian 1/1/1919 and disembarked to Australia on 23/2/19. He was then was discharged less than a month later due to being medically unfit on 10/3/19 (not due to misconduct). His service lasted one year and 105 days or 470 days. He was awarded Medals: 1914/15 Star Medal, British War Medal and the Victory Medal.