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Place of Birth: Wadsworth near Heptonstall, Yorkshire
Service No: 18508
Regiment / Corps / Service: Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Battalion / Unit: 6th (Service) Battalion
Division: 13th (Western) Division
Date of Death: 1917-03-15
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 27.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: BASRA MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE
Ellis Sutcliffe was the son of Abraham and Elizabeth Ann Sutcliffe, née Sharp. Both parents were born at Oxenhope, Yorkshire. Ellis was the brother of Private Fred Sutcliffe (41384) (q.v.) and Private Joseph Sutcliffe (202409) (q.v.).
1901 Wadsworth, Yorkshire Census: No. 3, Shaft - Ellis Sutcliffe, aged 5 years, born Wadsworth, son of Abraham and Elizabeth Sutcliffe.
1911 Earby, Yorkshire Census: 26, Riverside Terrace - Ellis Sutcliffe, aged 15 years, born Wadsworth, Yorkshire, son of Abraham and Elizabeth Ann Sutcliffe.
The British Army Pension Record for Ellis Sutcliffe (2347) exists but may be incomplete. (Ellis enlisted in the 6th Bn Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) on 7th August 1914, he was discharged as permanently unfit on 10 October 1914 with a foot problem ).
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Ellis Sutcliffe, 18508, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Theatre of War: (1) France. Qualifying date [for 1914-15 Star]: 27 April 1915.
Ellis is commemorated on the Wainsgate Baptist Church and Sunday School War Memorials, Old Town (Wadsworth civil parish).
A short biography of Ellis is included in: ‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
SUTCLIFFE, Ellis, aged 21 years, L. North Lancs. Regt., son of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Sutcliffe, 8, Arthur Street, [Barnoldswick], died of wounds, Basra (Mesopotamia) Mar. 15, 1917.
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Private Ellis SUTCLIFFE
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 13th (Western) Division
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