Percy Robert ELLISON


ELLISON, Percy Robert

Service Number: 4170
Enlisted: 7 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kalangadoo, South Australia, 5 August 1888
Home Town: Kalangadoo, Wattle Range, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Moquet Farm, France, 16 August 1916, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kalangadoo War Memorial Park Gates, Penola Coonawarra & Penola Sub-Branch R.S.S.&A.I.L.A. Honour Roll, Penola District WW1 Roll of Honor, Penola War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

7 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4170, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
11 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4170, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
16 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4170, 50th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Julianne Ryan

Born:  Percy Robert Borwick ELLISON on 05 August 1888 in Kalangadoo, Millicent,
          South Australia
(SA Births 1842 - 1906 Book: 421 Page: 381 District: Gre.)

Father William Mannwaring ELLISON (d. 29/07/1912 Kalangadoo, SA)  and
Mother Elizabeth Ellison (nee HESTER)
           (b. 27/12/1852 Penola, SA - d.19/04/1933 in Kalangadoo, SA)

Mary Ann ELLISON   (b: 11/11/1874 in Millicent, SA)
  m. 19/11/1902  William Umpherston (b: 06/07/1866 Mount Gambier, SA)
       at the Public Hall Kalangadoo, SA
Daniel Edward ELLISON  
       (b: 18/10/1876 Mount Gambier, SA - d. 17/08/1951 in Mount Gambier, SA
William George ELLISON  
       (b: 24/01/1879 in Mount Gambier, SA - d. 16 Jul 1963 in Penola, SA)
Mabel May ELLISON   (b: 18/12/1880 in SA
Muriel Lillian ELLISON   (twins b: 02/07/1883 in Mount Gambier, SA
Ruby Everina ELLISON  (twins b: 02/07/1883 in Mount Gambier, SA
Frank Hester Montgomery ELLISON   (b: 26/01/1886 in Millicent, SA
Alice Elizabeth ELLISON   (b: 01/03/1891 in Millicent, SA
Eliza Minetta ELLISON   (b: 05/08/1894 in Millicent, SA


Percy had lived with his mother and siblings at Kalangadoo on enlisting.

Described on enlisting as 27 years of age; single; 5' 10 1/4" tall; 164 lbs;
fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair; Presbyterian

17/08/1915    Percy enlisted into WWI in Adelaide, SA

17/08/1915    appointed to E Company, 2nd Depot Battalion, Adelaide

15/10/1915    transferred to Mitcham Camp

11/01/1916    embarked Outer Harbour, SA, onboard HMAT A30 Borda
                     as a Private with 10th Infantry Battalion, 13th reinforcements

26/02/1916    transferred to 50th Infantry Battalion
29/02/1916    taken on strength in 50th Infantry Battalion - Tel-el-Kebir

05/06/1916    proceeded to join British Expeditionary Forces, ex Alexandria
                     onboard HT Arcadian
12/06/1916    disembarked in Marseilles, France

16/08/1916    noted as Killed in Action, France (no details) - in the field

Buried in Moquet Farm

There is no known grave for Percy - due to continued shelling,

His name is commemorated at the Villers-Brettoneux Memorial, France.

Medals:         British war Memorial (29361); Victory medal (29179);
                    Memorial Plaque & Scroll (322689)

Submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  15/02/2017.  Lest we forget.