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Sydney Robert Ellis

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Our Soldiers Flag, New Zealand Ensign fundraising flag (1914-1918). Auckland War Memorial Museum (Ref: W0414, 1929.332, F016). Soldier's records were identified by Margaret Nash of the Panmure Branch of NZSG. This image has no known copyright restrictions.

Our Soldiers Flag, New Zealand Ensign fundraising flag (1914-1918). Auckland War Memorial Museum (Re …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Sydney Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    Ellis AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 8/2264 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 March 1895 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 17 Upland Road, Kelburn, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    R.H. Ellis (father), 17 Upland Road, Kelburn, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 August 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Sydney Ellis was the son of Robert Henry and Lottie Ellis of Kelburn, Wellington AWMM
    • Private Sydney Robert Ellis came from Wellington College and matriculated in 1912, studying for the B.Com. degree. He took a keen interest in the sporting and social life of the University, being vice-captain of one of the football teams and a fine long-distance runner. After enlisting on the outbreak of war and serving at Samoa he sailed with the 4th Reinforcements for Egypt, and thence for Gallipoli, where he was killed in the attack on Hill 60 on 5th August, 1915. Public - Marty - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - Published in "THE SPIKE: OR, VICTORIA COLLEGE REVIEW WAR MEMORIAL NUMBER." Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association, 1920, Wellington.
      http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-VUW1920War_Spik.html
    • Born 15/3/1895. Public - Marty - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - Military personnel file.
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 August 1915 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey 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

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM

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Sources

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Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
08 July 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
18 February 2017AllanRotoruaResearcher
26 April 2015MartyAucklandOther Relative

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