Richard Ellis Unknown date of birth - Died 15 October 1944 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number800856 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankPrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Lay a poppy Kawakawa Memorial Library, now Kawakawa Museum (photo John H … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesRichard AWMM SurnameEllis AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number800856 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Occupation before enlistmentWW2 Farmer AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentUnknown Mahoenui, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMr L. Ellis (father), Rutland Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 21 Feb 1944-31 Mar 1944 Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsItaly AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number800856 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 Unknown AWMMTe Awamutu, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 Vessel was Mooltan or Willem Ruys AWMMPrivate AWMM; 28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM; Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notes Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Richard Ellis was the son of Leslie Ellis and of Mary Ellis (nee Smith), of Herekino, New Zealand. AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death23 AWMM Date of death15 October 1944 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathItaly AWMM Death notesItaly AWMM Cemetery nameCesena War Cemetery, Italy AWMM Grave referenceI, F, 1. AWMM Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMMKawakawa Memorial Library, now Kawakawa Museum AWMMKawakawa Memorial Library, now Kawakawa Museum, Memorial Plaque WW2 AWMMKawakawa District War Memorial, Kawakawa and Districts War Memorial Domain AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Richard Ellis by laying a poppy. Reginald Morven Ellis Reuben William Ellis Richard Ellis Richard Cecil Ellis Richard John Ellis Lay a poppy for 2016 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Richard Ellis Leave a note Contribute › Processing Once, my father. Peter Ellis. Told me about Richard Ellis. And his service to our country. He cried. Telling me that hardly anyone in our family remembers him or talks of him. And how sad that made him feel. He was telling me this, I figured so that his name lived on in memory. So that he was never forgotten. Having passed at such a young age. This made me sad. Every year, when Anzac Day comes around. It is he who I think of most. I wonder, why did you join. What was it that incouraged you to go or who. What did you see there. Were you happy in your final days. And I wish I could have been there with you. Most of all, I wish I could have known you. To know the kind of a man you were. To know what I missed out on in your life. Every year on Anzac Day, it is you I think of Richard Ellis. Lest we forget xx Public - Rongomaria emmarina - Other relative - 26 April 2016 Report Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources Used28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945http://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/Further ReferenceKawakawa Memorial Library Centre, Wynard Street, Kawakawa, Northland, New Zealandhttp://www.nzmuseums.co.nz/account/3128Further ReferenceCody, J.F. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: War History Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs.http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Maor.htmFurther ReferenceAuckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-93-139.http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/collections-research/collections/record/am_library-catalogq40-4796Further Reference DocumentsSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 13: WW2 37 AWMM Contributors Processing Command item Command item Add new record Refresh DateNameLocationRelationshipContact 26 April 2016Rongomaria emmarina Invercargill Other relative Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.