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George Ivan Ellis

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Ivan AWMM
  • Surname
    Ellis AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ414269 AWMM
    • WWII 414269 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Parents: Mr & Mrs C. R. Ellis of Timaru AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Flight Lieutenant/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845610)
  • Enlistment
    WW2 27 July 1941 Martyn Stock Agent/Civilian Martyn
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Charles Robert and Jane Ellis of Timaru.

      Two sons, brothers were killed in WW2: George Ivan Ellis (NZ414269) and Charles Raymond Ellis (NZ422379).

      There is a reference to Ivan Ellis in the diary of Sergeant Pilot Raymond Herbert John Broady (NZ39691), November, 1942. [Ref. MS 883]

      Attended Fairlie District High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845610)) AWMM
    • Stirling BK698 OJ-O of 149 Sqn was believed shot down by a Ju.88C-6 flown by Oblt Günter Koeberich, Uffz Walter Heidenrich & Fw Walter Kramell of II./NJG 3. Aircraft crashed into the sea west of Esbjerg and Ringkøbing, during a raid against Rostock.
      Fellow Kiwi Flt Lt David Ian McNarey (Air Bomber) was also lost in this aircraft Public - Antonio - Researcher - 6 October 2022 - web research
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About death

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  • Death
    20 April 1943 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM

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  • Lost but never forgotten
    Public - Graeme Ivan - Direct descendant - 21 May 2024
  • Lest we forget Uncle Ivan
    Public - Robyn - Direct descendant - 21 April 2024
  • Thinking of you, Robyn and family
    Public - Robyn - Direct descendant - 20 April 2023
  • In loving memory
    Public - robyn - Direct descendant - 22 April 2022
  • Gone but never forgotten
    Public - robyn - Other Relative - 23 April 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [Missing - But Presumed Dead on Lapse of Time - Officers, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845743) AWMM
      Broady, Raymond Herbert John. Papers, 1911 - 1942. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 883. AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ea - Gw. Archives New Zealand (R17845610) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
21 May 2024Graeme Ivan Foxton Beach New Zealand Direct descendant
21 April 2024RobynAshburton NZDirect descendant
06 October 2022AntonioHastings DistrictResearcher
20 June 2021ElizabethTIMARUResearcher
06 May 2021JudeChristchurchOther

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