Leonard Herbert Henry ELLISON

Badge Number: 44407, Sub Branch: Stirling
44407

ELLISON, Leonard Herbert Henry

Service Number: 2412
Enlisted: 8 July 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Waverley, South Australia, 26 August 1886
Home Town: Crafers, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: 17 January 1972, aged 85 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Stirling District Cemetery, S.A.
Memorials: Aldgate War Memorial, District of Upper Sturt Methodist Church Honour Board, Upper Sturt and District Roll of Honour WW1 WW2
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World War 1 Service

8 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2412, 48th Infantry Battalion
28 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2412, 48th Infantry Battalion
28 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2412, 48th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Adelaide
3 May 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2412, 48th Infantry Battalion, German Spring Offensive 1918, SW arm
5 Aug 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2412, 48th Infantry Battalion, SW throat

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Biography contributed by Heathfield High School

Leonard Herbert Henry Ellison was born on August the 26th 1889 in the Waverly Women’s and Children’s Hospital, South Australia. He lived with his Mother, Father and siblings in Crafers in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia.

Leonard was a laborer before enlisting in the AIF. Son to Ms. Fanny Ellison, he enlisted on the 8th of July 1916, two years after the war began at an age of 26. He embarked on the 28th of August 1916 HMAT Anchises from Adelaide.

He was reported wounded twice during his service. Once on 3 May 1918 and a second on 5 Aug 1918 where a letter was sent to Ms. Fanny Ellison on the. Private Ellison was admitted to the General Military Hospital, Edmonton, England due to a mild Gun Shot Wound (GSW) to the throat. He recovered.

Private Ellison returned to Adelaide after the Treaty of Versailles was signed. He lived the rest of his life in Crafers, Adelaide Hills, South Australia.

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