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Forename(s): Richard Davies
Place of Birth: Rawtenstall, Lancashire
Service No: 13776
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 10th (Service) Battalion
Division: 23rd Division
Date of Death: 1916-07-08
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. S. 7.
CWGC Cemetery: BECOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: BOLTON-BY-BOWLAND, YORKSHIRE
Richard Davies Ellison was the son of Joseph and Margaret Ann Ellison, née Davies. Joseph was born at Brindle and Margaret at Liverpool, Lancashire. Richard's brother, Corporal Thomas Alfred Ellison (22150), 2nd Bn Border Regiment, was killed in action, 26 October 1917.
1901 Rawtenstall, Lancashire Census: 6, Osborne Terrace - Richard Davis [sic] Ellison, aged 5 years, born Rawtenstall, son of Joseph and Margaret Ann Ellison.
1911 Rawtenstall, Lancashire Census: 6, Osborne Terrace - Richard Davies Ellison, aged 15 years, born Rawtenstall, son of Joseph and Margaret Ann Ellison.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Richard D. Ellison, 13776, West Riding Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 26 August 1915.
Richard and his brother, Thomas, are commemorated on the Rawtenstall Municipal War Memorial.
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division
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