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19472   Lance Corporal Samuel Ellis
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 32
Samuel Ellis was the son of Jane Ellis (nee Ewart). Samuel was born in Mossend, Scotland about 1884. It is believed Samuel’s father died around 1885. Jane remarried a few years later, to Thomas Taylor. The family lived in Creagh, Castledawson. They were a farming family. Sam Ellis was a member of the U.V.F., and belonged to the South Antrim Regiment. Samuel Ellis enlisted in Antrim. He was living in Toomebridge at the time. Lance Corporal Samuel Ellis was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916. He was 32 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 15A-15B
CWGC Casualty 753358
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 1 Castledawson
2 Castledawson L.O.L. 96 - Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Castledawson
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 26
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Samuel Ellis 1901 census lists Samuel as age 17 living with the family at house 137 in Creagh, Castledawson, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Sam Ellis 1911 census lists Sam as age 27 living with the family at house 114 in Creagh, Etra and Otra, Castledawson, Londonderry
3 Castledawson War Dead Details of Lance Corporal Samuel Ellis including photo
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023