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Herbert Victor Valentine ELLIS

Regimental number805
Place of birthLake Cowal, Forbes, New South Wales
SchoolBermagui and Gundurimba State Schools, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Addressc/o J.W. Denny, via Lismore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 5.75"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinFather, Edwin Ellis, Gundarimba, via Lismore, New South Wales
Previous military service2 years Cadets; 2 years 12th Infantry
Enlistment date14 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 January 1915
Place of enlistmentLismore, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A53 Itria on 9 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of disease 22 October 1918
Place of death or woundingJerusalem
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialJerusalem War Cemetery (Row Q, Grave No. 134), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edwin James and Matilda ELLIS, 230 Keen Street, Lismore, New South Wales. Native of Lake Corval, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915; wounded, 12 August 1915 (slight gun shot wound); admitted to St George Hospital, Malta, 21 August 1915; transferred to Ricasoli Hospital, Malta, 9 September 1915; embarked Alexandria, 18 October 1915; rejoined unit, Gallipoli, 25 October 1915; disembarked Gallipoli, 26 December 1915.

Admitted to 1st Auxiliary Hosoital, Heliopolis, Egypt, 4 January 1916 (ingrown toenail); discharged to duty, 29 January 1916.

Re-taken on strength, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Tel-el-Kebir, 19 February 1916.

Admitted to 26th Casualty Clearing Station, Kantara, 21 October 1916 (gonorrhea); transferred to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Port Said, 24 October 1916; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 31 October 1916; discharged, 8 March 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 139 days.

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 8 March 1917.

Transferred to 2nd Light Horse Regiment, 6 April 1917; taken on strength, 8 April 1917.

To hospital, 25 May 1917 (sick); admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 29 May 1917 (onchyia); discharged, 22 July 1917.

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 22 July 1917.

To Isolation Camp, 19 August 1917; marched out to 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, 6 September 1917; taken on strength, 6 September 1917; transferred to 2nd Light Horse Regiment, 20 September 1917; taken on strength, 21 September 1917.

Transferred to Regimental Head Quarters, 15 December 1917; to be temporary Corporal, 15 December 1917; to be Lance Sergeant, 16 December 1917.

To be Corporal and Lance Sergeant, 15 March 1918.

To be temporary Sergeant, 11 May 1918.

To hospital, 5 October 1918 (sick); admitted to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, 5 October 1918 (pyrexia); transferred to Anzac Receiving Station, 6 October 1918; to 34th Clearing Hospital, Jerusalem, 21 October 1918 (dangerously ill, pneumonia and malaria).

Died of disease, 22 October 1918 (pneumonia and malaria).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 October 1918
SourcesNAA: B2455, ELLIS Herbert Victor Valentine

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