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Place of Birth: Gisburn, Yorkshire
Service No: 681114
Regiment / Corps / Service: Canadian Infantry
Battalion / Unit: 75th Battalion (Mississauga)
Division: 4th Canadian Division
Date of Death: 1917-03-26
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: ---
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: VIMY MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: GISBURN, YORKSHIRE
Harry Ellis was the son of Edwin and Elizabeth Alice Ellis, née Wright. Edwin was born at Tavistock, Devon and Elizabeth at Gisburn, Yorkshire. Harry was the cousin of Private Harold Wright (26434) (q.v.).
1891 Gisburn, Yorkshire Census: Old Vicarage - Harry Ellis, aged 6 years, born Gisburn, son of Edwin E. and Elizabeth A. Ellis.
1901 Accrington, Lancashire Census: 116, Willow Lane - Harry Ellis, aged 16 years, born Gisburne, Yorkshire. [Harry was living with his uncle and aunt, Henry Tathom [sic] and Annie Caroline Wright.]
1911 Gisburn, Yorkshire Census: Old Vicarage - Harry Ellis, aged 26 years, born Gisburne, son of Edwin and Elizabeth Alice Ellis.
Harry was married to Jane Ann Shorrock in Canada. Jane was the sister of Private Richard Shorrock (13296) (q.v.) and Lieutenant James Shorrock (q.v.). Jane married William Henry Cornthwaite in 1929.
Canadian service records: http://www.baclac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef
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:
ELLIS, H., aged 23, Canadian Contingent, Lancashire and Yorkshire Terrace, [Hellifield], killed in action, March 26, 1917.
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Private Harry ELLIS
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Canadian Infantry
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 4th Canadian Division
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