Charles Howard ELLIS

Regimental number6523
Place of birthCrystal Brook, South Australia
SchoolPublic School, Preparatory School of Mines
Other trainingHe trained and became a member of the South Australian Society of Accountants.
ReligionChurch of England
AddressProspect, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs A S Ellis, Marion Place, Prospect, South Australia
Enlistment date20 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular

"From one of the officers of the 50th Battalion: 'I knew him very well in the Company as a straight upright fellow, and a good soldier, and one of the most reliable men we had.' Was killed by shell." Details from Mother.

FateKilled in Action 5 April 1918
Place of death or woundingAlbert, France
Age at death29
Place of burialRibemont Communal Cemetery Extension (Point 106, British Cemetery, Bresle, Memorial), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in North Road Church of England Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia. Parents: William Howard and Alice Sophia ELLIS, Marian Place, Prospect, South Australia. Native of Crystal Brook, South Australia
Family/military connectionsCousin: G.S. Christernan, 13th Field Artillery. Killed about 6 weeks after Charles Ellis on 22 May 1918.
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War service: Western Front