Walter Frederick Ellis

Name

Walter Frederick Ellis

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

14/10/1914
30

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
10380
Bedfordshire Regiment
1st Bn.

Awards

1914 (Mons) Star, British War and Victory Medals

Cemetery/Memorial

LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Panel 10 and 11
France

UK Memorials

Holy Trinity Church Memorial, Weston
Not on the Stevenage memorials

Pre War

Born in 1884 to Fanny Ellis. Baptised on 7 December 1884 in Weston. Married Rose Ellen Edwards in 1909. 1911 Census: Living at Clothall, nr Baldock, Herts with wife Rose Ellen and working as a Coal Porter.

Wartime Service

Enlisted in Hertford, Herts. Killed in action during a heavy bombardment of the trenches and the village at Givenchy-Violaides, west of Bethune. Walter was the first Weston fatality of World War I.

Additional Information

Monies owing to him and a war gratuity of £5 was divided between his sisters Ada Mary and Sylvia, grandmother Mary and stepfather George.

Acknowledgments

Peter Handy, Brenda Palmer