Bartlett James Ellis was born in Rhyl, Flintshire during 1898.
The 1901 Census shows that the family lived at 12 William Street, Rhyl, Flintshire. The head of the family was Alexander Gordon Ellis aged 31, who was employed as a General Carrier (Carter). His wife Annie Ellis and their two children – Alexander Gordon Ellis aged 4 and Bartlett James Ellis aged 2 years.
By 1911 there are three additional children, namely, John Ellis aged 8, William Ellis aged 5 and Annie Ellis aged 11 months. The family were still living at 12 William Street, Rhyl.
During 1916 Bartlett enlisted with the Royal Engineers and served in Iraq.
On 3 May 1920, a payment of £77.8s.2d was made by the War Office to Mrs Annie Ellis, being monies owed to her son Bartlett. On 9 March 1921, a further payment of £1.9s.4d was also made to her.
He is also remembered on The North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, North Wales and on a Remembrance Plaque at The Royal Alexandra Hospital, Marine Drive, Rhyl, Flintshire.
There is a Flintshire Roll of Honour Card for him at the County Archives Office, Hawarden, which is unsigned, but dated 20 September 1919.