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Name: Ivan Earl Ellis Rank: Private Regiment: ‘B’ Company. 103rd Infantry Regiment, 26th Division United States Infantry, American Expeditionary Force, France Date of birth: September 9, 1899 Place of birth: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Date of enlistment: 1917 Address at Enlistment: Everett, Massachusetts, United States. Age at enlistment: 18 Marital Status: Single Next of Kin: Joseph Willard Ellis (Father) Everett, Mass. US Date of Death: July 1, 1918 Cemetery: Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, Massachusetts, United States Not Commemorated on the Yarmouth War Memorial Ivan Earl Ellis was the son of Joseph Willard Ellis (1873-1936) and Alice Maud (Bent) Ellis (1876- 1960). His father, Willard was born in Sandford, Yarmouth Co., NS, the son of Daniel Ellis of Darlings Lake, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia. The family moved to Everett, Mass. in 1900. Ivan had three brothers, Raymond Clifford (1887- 1980), James Leonard (1902-1999), Donald Wilbur (1904-1965), and three sisters, Lillian Maud (1905-1973), Marjorie Amanda (1911-2009), and Mildred (1914-2002). Raymond and Ivan were born in Yarmouth. The other children were born in Everett. Raymond Ellis also served during WWII. Private Raymond Ellis served with “B” Company 103rd Machine Gun Battalion. He enlisted May 12, 1917 and returned from Overseas on April 17, 1919 sailing from Brest, France to Boston, Massachusetts on the SS Patricia and was discharged April 29, 1919. Private Ellis departed the United States for Europe on the SS Celtic (US Army Transport Service) on September 27, 1917. Ivan was reported killed in action in military reports of July 27, 1918, reported in the Greenboro Daily News of July 28, 1918.
Ivan Earl Ellis
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Family photo: (Ivan standing on left; Raymond front right)
Ivan E. Ellis 175 Springvale Ave. Killed in action
Page 8, The Boston Post, July 26, 1918