Ellis, F E
FRANK EDWARD ELLIS
Remembered with honour Godewaersvelde British Cemetery: Plot II, Row C, Grave 17.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory and British War Medals, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Frank’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Frank in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 7 September 1918.
Son of John Thomas and Eliza Annie (nee COLYER) ELLIS of Watford.
His parents married 18 April 1892 at Sts Peter and Paul, Ospringe, Kent. Eliza died 1922 in Watford aged 57, and was buried 24 July in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford. John remarried 1922 in the Watford district to Elizabeth Jane PALMER. Elizabeth died 9 February 1957 in Watford aged 89; John died 12 October 1957 in Birmingham17, Warks, aged 86.
Frank was born 12 February 1897 in Watford, and baptised 18 April 1897 at St Mary’s, Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 4 he lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, a green-grocer’s errand boy aged 14, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling.
Unit2nd/15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles)
Date of death23*/08/1918
Age at death21
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)