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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
Person Details
Worksop, Notts
Jim Ellis was born in Worksop in 1894 where his parents, William and Jane Ellis were living at Vine Terrace, Worksop. He was the fourth of five of their children who were all born in Worksop. His father, William was working as a miner from this address. The family moved to nearby Thorpe Salvin aroud 1897/99 where William had changed his occupation to a horseman working on a farm. This change of job had altered once more in 1911 as the family had moved back to Worksop and William was once more occupied as a miner, this time residing at 105 Sandy Lane. Jim, who was now 17, was also employed in the colliers, working as a pit pony driver. Three years later, in 1914, Jim married Emily Trueman in Worksop. They had two daughters, Gladys in 1914 and Doris in 1917. Sadly, Gladys never survived infancy as she died when only one year old.
25 Oct 1918
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536468 - CWGC Website
267261
Sergeant
1st Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
Sergt Jim Ellis Worksop Guardian 15 November 1918 We regret to record the death from wounds received in action of Sergt Jim Ellis, Northumberland Fusiliers, of 29 Newgate Street, Worksop, which took place in France on October 25th. From a letter from the Chaplain, it would seem that Sergt Ellis was wounded in the abdomen on October 23rd and that though everything possible was done for him, he passed away two days later. He was only 24 years of age and leaves a widow and one child. His eldest child died three years ago. Sergt Ellis enlisted three years ago in the Notts and Derbys on January 4th 1915, prior to which date he was a miner at Shireoaks. Later he was transferred to the Northumberland Fusiliers, and with the “Fighting Fifth” he saw much service. He first went out to France in October 1915 and was wounded in the February following and also in July of the same year. After a rest at home, he went back to France and was gassed in November last year. He was again wounded in May of this year, so that all together, he had a rough experience. His smartness as a soldier, and good conduct, led to him being promoted to the rank of sergeant. His wife was looking forward to his early return home, and great sympathy is expressed with her and the other relatives in their bereavement. Deceased’s brother, Sapper A Ellis, R E, has been in France four years, and his brother William, who was a reservist has been discharged. Mrs Ellis’ six brothers, have all served, and five are still living. One, Pte George Trueman, K R R, was killed early in the war, and Edward has been discharges. Two brothers are in Salonica and two in France.
CWG additional information:- Husband of E. Ellis, of 29, Newgate St., Worksop, Notts Commemorated on the Awoingt British Cemetery, France. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
    Jim Ellis - photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.