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Capt Arthur de Bells Adam (MC)
1885 - 1916

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1887 - 1916

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1894 - 1916

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1897 - 1916

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1883 - 1918
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Sgt 17818 Keith Harley Ellis

  • Age: 27
  • From: Darleston, Staffs
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 19th Btn
  • K.I.A Tuesday 11th July 1916
  • Commemorated at: Thiepval Memorial
    Panel Ref: P&F1D8B &8 C.
Sgt 17818 Keith Harley ELLIS, 19th Battalion KLR.
Keith Ellis was born in Darleston, Staffordshire in 1890, Keith Ellis was the fifth of 6 children and the younger of 2 sons born to James and Mary Ellis who in 1901 lived at 22 Byford Street, Liverpool. James was an Army Pensioner born in Whitchurch, while his wife was born in Staffordshire. All but the youngest of their children are shown as having been born outside of Liverpool. By 1911, both parents had died and Keith, aged 20 years and a shipping clerk, is living with his elder brother, Sidney, a self employed window cleaner, and their youngest sister at 50 Byford Street.

Keith enlisted in the 19th King’s in Liverpool on 2nd September 1914, aged 25 years and 142 days. On 19th September 1914 he was promoted to Corporal and on 4th March 1915 to Sergeant. He went to France with his Battalion on 7th November 1915, earning all three medals. Between 26th May and 6th June 1916 he was on leave in the United Kingdom, returning to his unit on 7th June 1916. One month later, on 11th July 1916, he was reported missing in action and subsequently assumed to have died on that date. On 7th December 1917, his effects were to be sent to his registered Next of Kin, his sister, Mrs Eulalia Pugh, of 36 The Willows, Liverpool, who had previously lived at 36 Hunt Street, Liverpool and 241 High Street, Wood Green, London. Like so many others,

He has no known grave and is commmemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

We currently have no further information on Keith Harley Ellis, If you have or know someone who may be able to add to the history of this soldier, please contact us.

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