Richard Ellis Unknown date of birth - 15 October 1944 Key details Contribute › Service number800856 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargePrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share 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 Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMFarmer AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMMMahoenuiNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMr L. Ellis (father)Rutland StreetAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 21 Feb 1944-31 March 1944 AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsItaly AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number800856 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMMTe AwamutuWaikatoNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMMWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMMMooltan or Willem Ruys AWMMPrivate 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 Contribute › Cemetery nameCesena War CemeteryItaly AWMM Grave referenceI, F, 1. AWMM Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial MuseumWorld War 2 Hall of Memories AWMMKawakawa Memorial Librarynow Kawakawa Museum AWMMKawakawa Memorial Librarynow Kawakawa MuseumMemorial Plaque WW2 AWMMKawakawa District War MemorialKawakawa 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 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Richard Ellis Leave a note Contribute › Processing 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 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 Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.