Ellis, Harry

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 :-

Rachel’s Family

1939 Register

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

Harry’s Family

1939 Register

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.

If anyone can add to his story please contact the website.

Learn more about the other soldiers on the Connahs Quay and Shotton War Memorial

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