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William Ellis

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Ellis AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 12/2280 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
    Unknown AWMM Pukekohe, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs R. Ellis (mother), 45 Fitzherbert Terrace, Petone, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 June 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/2280 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Zeitoun Camp (Egypt) AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farm hand/Civilian AWMM
    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
    • 09 Oct 1917 {Age 31} AWMMHospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      23 August 1917 : Wounded in action and admitted to the No 3 Field Ambulance AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      No. 44 Casualty Clearing Station AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Joined up on 15 February 1915, sent to Trentham camp for training

    Left NZ with the Fifth Reinforcements aboard the troopship Maunganui on 13 June 1915

    After some training at Zeitoun Camp in Egypt he joined the First Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment on Gallipoli. He remained on the peninsula until the main body's evacuation in December 1915

    He arrived in France in April 1916 and was sent to the Railway Construction Company. In July 1917, he returned to the Auckland Infantry Regiment and was promoted to Lance Corporal. In August 1917 he had a stint with the First Field Company, New Zealand Engineers but rejoined the Auckland Infantry Regiment a short time later. His battalion was involved in heavy fighting.

    After recovering from a wound received in August he was back with his unit a month later preparing for the October push. It was during this offensive that he received the wound that killed him. ( Army News, No. 310, 8 June 2004, page 20) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    9 October 1917 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM IV. B. 10. AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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