John Ellis

Name

John Ellis
2 July 1892

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

03/07/1916
24

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
23482
Bedfordshire Regiment
2nd Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Pier and Face 2C
France

Headstone

>N/A

UK Memorials

Ayot St Peter Memorial, Roll of Honour, St Peter's Church, Ayot St Peter, Not on the Welwyn Village memorials

Pre War

John Ellis was born in Welwyn on 2 July 1892 to George and Lucy Ellis and baptised on 8 July 1892 at Welwyn.


On the 1901 Census the family were living at Mill Lane, Welwyn where his father was working as a agricultural labourer. His mother died in 1905 and the family had moved to Hobbs Hill, Welwyn by the 1911 Census. John was living with his widowed father and family and was working as a shepherd on a farm. His father later lived at Ayot St Peter.

Wartime Service

He enlisted at Dovercourt, Essex, and served with 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment and was attached to the 9th Essex Regiment.


He was killed in action on the third day of the Battle of the Somme.His body was not recovered for burial or not identified and his name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. 

Additional Information

His father received a war gratuity of £3 and pay owing of £2 15s 6d. Brother to George Arthur Ellis also named on the Ayot St Peter memorial.

Acknowledgments

Brenda Palmer
www.ayotstpeter.com