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Regimental number1365
Place of birthStrabane, Co. Tyrone, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address221 Military Road, Mosman, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 8.5"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Catherine Ellis, 221 Military Road, Mosman, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the AN&MEF, Rabaul, for 6 months.
Enlistment date18 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 April 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 16 April 1917
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialGrevillers British Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 12), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Mary ELLIS; husband of Katherine ELLIS, 52 Leamington Road, Villas, Kensington, London, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 August 1915. Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, 26 August 1915 (dysentery); rejoined unit, 3 September 1915.

Promoted Sergeant, 5 December 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 9 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 12 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 March 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Division Rest Station, 27 June 1916; transferred to 7th Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 30 June 1916 (trench feet); transferred to England, 1 July 1916, and admitted same day to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth. Marched in to 2nd Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 7 September 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 11 October 1916.

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Etretat, 11 November 1916 (debility); transferred to England, 14 November 1916, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital; transferred to 5th Auxiliary Hospital, 27 November 1916; discharged to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 1 January 1917.Marched in to No 1 Training Bn, Rollestone, 1 January 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 11 March 1917; rejoined Bn, 19 March 1917.

Promoted Lieutenant, 8 March 1917.

Wounded in action, 15 April 1917 (gun shot wound: compound fracture, right thigh); admitted same day to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station; died of wounds, 16 April 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ELLIS Henry

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