Lyle Leonard Ellis (Staff Sergeant) Warrant Officer Class IIK/92050Royal Canadian Army Pay CorpsNovember 29, 1917Halifax, NSMay 4, 1940Victoria, British ColumbiaVictoria, British Columbia226 feet, 2½ inchesClearHazelBrownSingleClerkPresbyterianSamuel Bevington Ellis (Father) San Jose, California, USMarch 17, 194426Yokohama War Cemetery, JapanCdn. Sec. A. B. 2.Commemorated on Page 300 of the Second World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 26Lyle Leonard Ellis was the son of Samuel Benington Ellis (1883–1964) and Emerien Matilda (Young) Ellis (1892–1983). He was the brother of Samuel Clair Ellis (1915–1974) who served with the US Air force overseas, and Hal Grover Ellis (1921–1974) who served with the US Navy overseas.Lyle Ellis completed high school and two years at San Jose State College, California. He was employed as a bank clerk and prior to his enlistment he was working for the American News Company (Redwood City, California) wholesale distribution Company.He enlisted in Victoria, BC and served in Canada between May 4, 1940 and October 27, 1941. He departed Canada for Hong Kong as Staff Sergeant with the Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps.With the fall of Hong Kong he was taken prisoner on December 25, 1941 and was transferred when prisoners were sent to internment camps in Japan on January 19, 1943. He was transported there on the Tatsuta Maru arriving at Nagasaki, Japan on January 22, 1943. While in the internment camp 3D-Japan located between Tokyo and Yokohama, he died from under nourishment, pleurisy and pneumonia.
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