|Place of birth||Ballinasloe, Co Galway, Ireland|
|Age on arrival in Australia||34|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||34|
|Next of kin||Sister, Mrs A Green, Beechworth House, Westernholmen Road, Sheffield, England|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Cairns, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||9th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/26/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||49th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Enlisted 4th March, 1915, 9th Battalion 6th Reinforcements. Taken on Strength, 9th Battalion, 4th August, 1915. Transferred to 49th Battal;ion on 25th February, 1916. Mortally wounded 5th September, 1916.|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||France|
|Age at death||40|
|Age at death from cemetery records||40|
|Place of burial||Contay British Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 9), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Richard and Jane ELLIS. Native of Ireland|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Joined unit, Gallipoli, 4 August 1915; admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance (diarrhoea), 23 November 1915; transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Mudros, 23 November 1915; rejoined unit, Lemnos, 27 November 1915; disembarked Alexandria, Egypt, 4 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Transferred to 49th Bn, 25 February 1916.
Rejoined unit from hospital, 2 June 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916.
Taken on strength, 49th Bn, 18 July 1916.
Temporarily attached to Divisional Police, 2 July 1916; rejoined unit, 12 July 1916.
Wounded at Pozieres, France, 3 September 1916; died of wounds (gun shot wound to left leg), 4th Casualty Clearing Station, France, 5 September 1916.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ELLIS James|