Regimental number2133
Place of birthBallinasloe, Co Galway, Ireland
SchoolState School
Age on arrival in Australia34
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCairns, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 8.75"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs A Green, Beechworth House, Westernholmen Road, Sheffield, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 March 1915
Place of enlistmentCairns, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 12 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 4th March, 1915, 9th Battalion 6th Reinforcements. Taken on Strength, 9th Battalion, 4th August, 1915. Transferred to 49th Battal;ion on 25th February, 1916. Mortally wounded 5th September, 1916.
FateDied of wounds 5 September 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death40
Age at death from cemetery records40
Place of burialContay British Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Jane ELLIS. Native of Ireland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front


Joined unit, Gallipoli, 4 August 1915; admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance (diarrhoea), 23 November 1915; transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Mudros, 23 November 1915; rejoined unit, Lemnos, 27 November 1915; disembarked Alexandria, Egypt, 4 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 49th Bn, 25 February 1916.

Rejoined unit from hospital, 2 June 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916.

Taken on strength, 49th Bn, 18 July 1916.

Temporarily attached to Divisional Police, 2 July 1916; rejoined unit, 12 July 1916.

Wounded at Pozieres, France, 3 September 1916; died of wounds (gun shot wound to left leg), 4th Casualty Clearing Station, France, 5 September 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ELLIS James