Harry Ellis was born on the 10th July 1914 according to the 1939 Register. On this he is living with his new wife, Rachel Ann who had been born on the 28th February 1913. They were living at “Haulfryn”, Mold Road, Connah’s Quay and Harry was a Concrete General Labourer.
They had married on the 12th November 1938 at St. Mark’s Church, Connah’s Quay and this document gives us a clue to Harry’s father, who was Richard Ellis and he was a Paper Worker, his address had been 409 Chester Road, Oaken Holt, Flint. Whereas Rachel’s father was David Williams, a Tailor and her address had been 19, Bryn Road, Connah’s Quay. David’s brother Thomas Bertram and Rachel’s sister Hilda May were witnesses.
The 1939 Register shows each of their families :-
Williams Household (3 People)
19 Bryn Road , Connah’s Quay U.D., Flintshire, Wales
David Williams 09 Oct 1880 Male Ladies & Gents Tailor Married 392 1
Sarah J Williams 27 Jan 1889 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 392 2
Hilda M Armitage (Williams) 19 Jun 1914 Female Silk Worker Twisting Single 392 3
Ellis Household (3 People)
409 Chester Road , Flint M.B., Flintshire, Wales
Richard Ellis 11 Jul 1885 Male Stoker In Paper Mill Heavy Wor Married 113 1
Frances Ellis 13 Nov 1882 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 113 2
Bertram T Ellis 15 May 1920 Male Winding Machine Attendant In Art Silk Factory (Heavy Single 113 3
According to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers Enlistment Register, Harry enlisted on the 30th May 1940 and it states that he rejoined on the 4th August 1941 and also Transferred. Loyal Regiment 14th February 1941, which I do not understand, but it also states that he was Presumed Missing and Presumed Killed in Burma 18th March 1943. I have copies of the Register and the Casualty Lists, if you would like to contact the website.
Harry was “Missing” on the same day that John Cooper (who is also named on the Connah’s Quay & Shotton War Memorial) was listed as “Missing, believed Wounded” and later “presumed killed in action” on that day. They were both in the same Regiment. Please click on his link to read more about the Casualty Lists, as they were both on the same Casualty Lists.
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