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Alexander Henry Ellis

Rank: Gunner
Street: 429 Hillhurst
Town/Village: Calgary, Alberta
Civil Parish: Killoe
Catholic Parish:
Country: Canada
Alternative Address: Cloonellen, Co. Longford; No. 78, 10th Street, New Westminister, B.C. Canada;
Census 1901:
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, "B" Battery
Regiment Number: 6032
Date of Death: 19-12-1957
Cause: Survived the WW1 & WW2, died of natural causes.
Memorial: Forest Lawn Memorial Park Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada (

Alexander Henry Ellis, also known as Alec, was born in Co. Longford: on his army attestment he gave his date of birth as the 17 March 1875, but it was more likely 22 April 1877* which is also included on his death certificate. 

Alexander was a blacksmith by trade, and worked as such in Canada. Prior to the war, he served for 18 months with the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles. Pte Ellis enlisted for war service on the 28 August 1914 at Valcartier. His unit sailed for Europe in October 1914, and served in France where his regiment took part in key battles on the Somme. Ellis returned to Canada in May 1919.

Physically Alexander was noteworthy due to his height, standing 6-foot tall. 

After WW1 Alexander returned to Canada in May 1919 and worked as a steelworker with the B.C. Electric Company up to 1937. He passed away in 1957 at the Shaughnessy Veterans' Hospital, Vancouver.

 He appears to have been married, and was a widower at the time of his death, but little else is currently known about him or his family.

Parents Names: Son of William Ellis and Anne (née Christie), Cloonellan, Co. Longford
Notes: *Alexander was likely born 22 April 1877 in Cloonellen, Co. Longford . Although the name George Ellis was noted as being his father on one attestment form, George's relationship to Alec was noted as "not stated" elsewhere.

Link to Canadian Expeditionary Force record; Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, nominal roll (page 10); Find A Grave; registration of death

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