|Place of birth||Castlemaine, Victoria|
|Other Names||Wilfred Charles|
|School||Castlemaine State School No. 119, Victoria|
|Other training||Shorthand and typewriting. Accountancy.|
|Address||Rowe Street, Castlemaine, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, Charles H. Ellis, Rowe Street, Castlemaine, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Senior Cadets (5 years)|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||23rd Battalion, 16th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/40/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||23rd Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
'For conspicuous gallantry as a rifle bomber in the assult on the Hindenburg Line, when he did excellent work clearing the enemy out of one of their saps in the disused railway track.'
'For conspicuous gallantry as a rifle bomber in the assult on the Hindenburg Line on the 3 May 1917.'
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Villers-Bretonneux, France|
|Age at death||21|
|Age at death from cemetery records||21|
|Place of burial||Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot IX, Row F, Grave No. 10), Fouilloy, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Charles Hackett and Mary Ann ELLIS, Rowe Street, Castlemaine, Victoria|
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 2 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 November 1916.
Promoted Acting Sergeant, Larkhill, 17 November 1916.
Reverts to the rank of Acting Corporal, 6th Training Bn, Larkhill, 28 December 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 4 February 1917; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 4 February 1917.
Reverts to the rank of Private, 5 February 1917.
Proceeded to unit, 8 February 1917.
Promoted Acting Corporal (extra duty pay), 2nd Australian Division Training Camp, 18 February 1917.
Reverts to the rank of Private, 31 March 1917.
Taken on strength of 23rd Bn, in the field, 31 March 1917.
Promoted Temporary Corporal, 14 May 1917.
Promoted Corporal, 4 August 1917.
Wounded in action, 2 October 1917; admitted to No 3 Australian Field Ambulance, 2 October 1917 (gunshot wound, scalp); transferred to No 3 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, 2 October 1917; to No 53 Ambulance Train, 3 October 1917; to No 12 General Hospital, Rouen, 3 October 1917; discharged, 13 October 1917; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 15 October 1917.
Proceeded to unit, 21 October 1917; rejoined 23rd Bn, 23 October 1917.
On leave to England, 26 January 1918; rejoined unit, 12 February 1918.
Killed in action, 4 July 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ELLIS Wilford Charles|