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Richard Ellis

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  • Service number
    800856 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
Kawakawa Memorial Library, now Kawakawa Museum (photo John Halpin 2010) - CC BY John Halpin
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard AWMM
  • Surname
    Ellis AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    800856 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Mahoenui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr L. Ellis (father), Rutland Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 Feb 1944-31 Mar 1944 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    800856 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Te Awamutu, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Vessel was Mooltan or Willem Ruys AWMM
    Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Richard Ellis was the son of Leslie Ellis and of Mary Ellis (nee Smith), of Herekino, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

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  • Age at death
    23 AWMM
  • Date of death
    15 October 1944 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    Italy AWMM
  • Death notes
    Italy AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Cesena War Cemetery, Italy AWMM
  • Grave reference
    I, F, 1. AWMM
  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Kawakawa Memorial Library, now Kawakawa Museum AWMM
    • Kawakawa Memorial Library, now Kawakawa Museum, Memorial Plaque WW2 AWMM
    • Kawakawa District War Memorial, Kawakawa and Districts War Memorial Domain AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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  • 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

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26 April 2016Rongomaria emmarina Invercargill Other relative