Raymond Stanley ELLIS

ELLIS, Raymond Stanley

Service Number: 2400
Enlisted: 11 March 1916, Goulburn, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 55th Infantry Battalion
Born: Eden, New South Wales, Australia, March 1891
Home Town: Candelo, Bega Valley, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Coachbuilder
Died: SWs to Back (severance of Spinal Cord), Horton (County of London) War Hospital, Epsom, Surrey, England , United Kingdom, 12 June 1918
Cemetery: Brookwood Military Cemetery, Pirbright, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Plot 1V, Row D, Grave 15
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bega Candelo Methodist Roll of Honour, Candelo Public School Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

11 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2400, Goulburn, New South Wales
11 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2400, 55th Infantry Battalion
30 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2400, 55th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
30 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2400, 55th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Sydney
2 Apr 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 2400, 55th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages, GSW (left shoulder)
14 May 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 2400, 55th Infantry Battalion, Merris (France), Shell wound (back - severed the spinal cord)

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Joseph and Mary Ann Ellis of Candelo, New South Wales; brother of Private E.M. Ellis who was killed in France.

Medals: Britiish War Medal, Victory Medal

His cousin Lily Bird of 149 Anoona Road, Plumstead, Kent, England attend his funeral

*Rev, Lewis officiated. Funeral director was Thomas Vigers of 3 Eccleston Street, London, The coffin was made of good polished Elm

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK/Scotland/Ireland

Died on this date – 12th June.... Private Raymond Stanley Ellis was born at Eden, New South Wales in 1891. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 11th April, 1916 as a 25 year old, single, Coachbuilder from Candelo, NSW.

Private Raymond Stanley Ellis embarked from Sydney, NSW on HMAT Aeneas (A60) on 30th September, 1916 with the 55th Infantry Battalion, 5th Reinforcements & disembarked at Plymouth, England on 19th November, 1916 where he would receive further training before being sent to the War Front.
Private Ellis proceeded overseas to France on 21st December, 1916 & joined 55th Battalion in the Field on 8th February, 1917.

Private Ellis was wounded in action on 2nd April, 1917 at Doignies. He was admitted to Casualty Clearing Station on 2nd April, 1917 with gunshot wound/s to left shoulder then transferred & admitted to Hospital at Boulogne, France. Private Ellis was invalided to England on Hospital Ship & was admitted to Kitchener Military Hospital, Brighton, England on 7th April, 1917. The Hospital Admissions form recorded “On April 2/17 hit by machine gun bullet left shoulder. Bullet not removed, but Xray did not show any F.B. Wound healed, fairly good movement in shoulder joint.”
Private Ellis was transferred from Kitchener Military Hospital to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall on 21st May, 1917 then discharged to furlo on 26th May, 1917. He was posted to Perham Down, Wiltshire on 12th June, 1917 from furlo & was medically classed A3 (Fit for Overseas training Camp prior to rejoining his Unit overseas).

Private Ellis proceeded overseas to France via Southampton on 20th June, 1917 & rejoined 55th Battalion in the Field on 7th September, 1917 from wounded.

Private Raymond Stanley Ellis was wounded in action (2nd occasion) on 15th May, 1918 near Villers Bretonneux. He was admitted to Field Ambulance with Shrapnel wounds to Back – penetrating chest then transferred to Hospital at Etretat on 18th May, 1918 before being transferred to England on Hospital Ship. On arriving in England he was admitted to Horton County of London War Hospital, Epsom, Surrey, England on 27th May, 1918 with shell wounds to Back (severance of Spinal Cord) & was severely ill.

Private Raymond Stanley Ellis died at 5.40 am on 12th June, 1918 at Horton (County of London) War Hospital, Epsom, Surrey, England from wounds received in action - 1. G.S.W. Back 2. Paraplegia 3. Septic absortion 4. Pyelo-Nephritis.

He was buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, England where around 360 other WW1 Australian Soldiers are buried.

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)
https://ww1austburialsuk.weebly.com/d---e.html

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