Name:Rank:Service Number:Service: Date of Birth:Place of Birth:Date of Enlistment:Place of Enlistment:Address at Enlistment:Age at Enlistment:Height:Complexion:Eye Colour: Hair Colour:Martial Status:Trade:Religion:Next of Kin: Date of Death: Age at Death:Cemetery: Reference:
Gerald Austin EllisCorporalF/58086Algonquin Regiment, R.C.I.C.March 3, 1924Digby, Digby Co., NSFebruary 2, 1944HalifaxNew Glasgow, Pictou Co., NS195 feet, 6 inchesFairBrownBrownSingle (at enlistment)MachinistUnited Church of CanadaBoyd Ellis (Father) Digby, NS (at enlistment)February 27, 194524Groesbeek Canadian War CemeteryGrave Reference:Commemorated on page 512 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 30 Gerald was the only son of Gladys Maud Nickerson (b. Yarmouth, NS 1903; d. 1932) Boyd S. Ellis, (1894-1956) of Digby, Nova Scotia. He was the brother of Edith (Ellis) Murrell (1923-2012). On July 24, 1944 he married, with military permission, Sylvia Sophia O’Brien of Westville, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia. He completed grade 9 at the age of 16 and was a plumber apprentice for one year. At enlistment is had been employed for two a half years at Trenton Industries as a machinist. He completed basic training at No 60 CABTC Yarmouth and served in Canada until August 3, 1944.Corporal Ellis went overseas departing Canada on August 4, 1944 and disembarking in the United Kingdom on August 10, 1944. He left England for France on September 3, 1944 and was appointed Corporal on October 23, 1944. He was killed in action on February 27, 1945.