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Name: Ernest Ethel Ellis Regimental Number: 482042 Rank: Private Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 40th Battalion/64th Battalion/25th Battalion Date of Birth: November 14, 1895 Place of Birth: Norwood, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: August 19, 1915 Place of Enlistment: Sussex, New Brunswick Age at Enlistment: 19 Height: 5 Feet 10 Inches Trade: Farmer Marital Status: Single Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Charles Ellis (father), Norwood, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia Date of Death: July 5, 1917 Battle: Lens (killed in action) Age: 21 Cemetery: Loos British Cemetery, France (Plot: XIX. C. 25) Commemorated on Page 234 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on May 26 Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 40th Battalion. Ernest was the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Ellis, of Norwood, Nova Scotia. He enlisted at Sussex with the 64th Battalion. He was wounded in November 1915, recovered and returned to battle. He was killed in action July 5, 1917. In July of 1916 he wrote to his cousin: Sources: Veterans Affairs Canada Additional Information: “A Monument Speaks” A Thurston; 1989 (pp 157-158)
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Miss Belle Ellis South Ohio I left England in apple blossom time, 1st of May. It was certainly very beautiful there then but I think it far prettier over there where the maple grows. Certainly it is wonderful how I have escaped so many times Scot free. I tell you our reception at Ypres was fierce and exciting. Shrapnel hit my helmet and glanced off. Some lucky. Still we don’t have bad times at all. Like old times we play hide and seek with Fritz in No Man’s Land. ....