Wilfred Ellis (1885-1918)
An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- ELLIS, WILFRED. Private. No 50754. 1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. Born Hawthorne Terrace, Crosland Moor 5.1.1885. Son of Fred and Ann Ellis, 3 College Street, Crosland Moor. Educated Crosland Moor Council School. Employed as a printer by Messrs B. Brown and Sons, of Westgate, Huddersfield. Attended Crosland Moor Wesleyan Church and school, where he held the office of steward, secretary and teacher. Husband of Emily Ellis, 44 College Street, Crosland Moor. Enlisted 14.8.1917. Reported missing near Estaires, 12.4.1918, and was officially reported to have been killed on that date one year later, aged 33. Has no known grave. Commemorated PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- ROH:- Crosland Moor Wesleyan Church; St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private WILFRED ELLIS
- regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers
- died: Friday, April 12, 1918
- age: 33 years
- record ID: 872518
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #872518)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #2452984)
- St. Barnabas Church Roll of Honour — see PDF #3