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William Richard ELLIS

Regimental number1510
Place of birthMaryborough, Victoria
SchoolMaryborough State School, Maryborough, Victoria
Address25 Jervois Street, Balaclava, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinCharles Ellis, 25 Jervois Street, Balaclava, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Forces
Enlistment date16 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 8 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularGuard Duty at Queenscliff Forts and Port Melbourne.
FateDied of wounds 29 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death20.10
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialBecourt Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row P, Grave No. 19), Becordel-Becourt, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Emma Agnes and the late Charles ELLIS, 55 Nelson Street, Balaclava, Victoria. Native of Victoria

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Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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