Charles ELY


ELY, Charles

Service Number: 1743
Enlisted: 11 December 1914, Enlisted at Oaklands, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Grimsby, England, United Kingdom, 1893
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Cook
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 17 December 1917
Cemetery: Bethleem Farm West Cemetery
Row F, Grave 1 Headstone inscription reads: Till the day breaks and the shadows flee away Chaplain E. Makeham officiated
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

11 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1743, Enlisted at Oaklands, SA
1 Apr 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1743, 10th Infantry Battalion
1 Apr 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1743, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Lincoln, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by St Peter's Woodlands Grammar School

Charles Ely was a cook who fought and died as a soldier in Belgium. He was South Australian and he was killed in action. Charles Ely was part of the 10th battalion. This was a battalion full of South Australian soldiers. 


Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Charles and Petrenella Ely of 130 Kent Street, Grimsby, Engand; husband of Violet Ely later known as Violet Simmons, of 'Dunedin'. Juraland, Victoria, previously of Lancashire

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal