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John Brabazon ELLIS

Regimental number1944
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
SchoolSouth Brisbane School, Brisbane, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRigby Street, Wooloowin, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 3"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rose Ellis, Rigby Street, Wooloowin, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 January 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialToowong Cemetery, Queensland
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsBrother: 859 Pte Cecil Beaufort Ellis MM, 41st Bn, returned to Australia, 18 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Dunluce Castle', 23 March 1919; arrived Melbourne, 16 May 1919, to disembark Brisbane, 30 August 1919.

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

Died at 17th Australian General Hospital, Enoggera, 5 January 1920. Cause of death: pernicious aenemia, asthma, cardiac failure
Date of death5 January 1920
SourcesNAA: B2455, ELLIS John Brabazon

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