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Arthur William George ELLIS

Regimental number4095
Place of birthFootscray, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStriker
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6.25"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinMother, Jessie A Ellis, 35 Stead Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 November 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 16), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
167
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur Edward and Jessie Alison ELLIS, 11 Ann Street, Williamstown, Victoria. Native of Footscray, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 59th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported wounded in action, 19 July 1916; subsequently reported wounded and missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presumed Buried in No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ELLIS Arthur William George
Red Cross file 1010211

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