Service Number: 407497
Enlisted: 12 October 1940
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: North Peckham, England, 23 July 1911
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Illness (Leukemia), Keswick Barracks, Adelaide, South Australia, Keswick Barracks, Keswick, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 22 March 1944, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Plot C. Row A. Grave 10. , Centennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

12 Oct 1940: Involvement Flight Lieutenant, SN 407497
12 Oct 1940: Enlisted Adelaide
12 Oct 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 407497
7 Jul 1943: Discharged

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of John and Mabel Ellis

Husband of Rona Dorothy Ellis


Flight Lieutenant Ellis was discharged from the RAAF in July 1943 and he died in Adelaide from illness in March 1944

In late October 1941 then Pilot Officer Ellis was injured in the crash of Blenheim V6297 of Number 70 Operational Training Unit (70OTU) at Lake Victoria, Africa