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Full Name
Richard Ellis
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Richard
Surname
Ellis
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
800856
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Farmer
Next of Kin
Mr L. Ellis (father), Rutland Street, Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Mahoenui, New Zealand
Military District
Te Awamutu
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Embarkation Date
21 February 1944 or 31 March 1944
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel
Mooltan or Willem Ruys
Destination
Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 13
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 37
Campaigns
Italy
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Italy
Date of Death
15 October 1944
Age at Death
23
Year of Death
1944
Cemetery Name
Cesena War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference
I, F, 1.
Memorial Name
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
  • Kawakawa Memorial Library, now Kawakawa Museum
  • Kawakawa Memorial Library, now Kawakawa Museum, Memorial Plaque WW2
  • Kawakawa District War Memorial, Kawakawa and Districts War Memorial Domain
Biographical Notes
Richard Ellis was the son of Leslie Ellis and of Mary Ellis (nee Smith), of Herekino, New Zealand.
Description of Image
  • Kawakawa Memorial Library, now Kawakawa Museum (photo John Halpin 2010)
  • Kawakawa Memorial Library, now Kawakawa Museum, view from side (photo John Halpin 2010)
  • Kawakawa Memorial Library, now Kawakawa Museum, Plaque WW2 in entranceway (photo John Halpin 2010)
  • Kawakawa District War Memorial, Kawakawa and Districts War Memorial Domain (photo John Halpin 2010)
  • Memorial Plaque WW2, Kawakawa District War Memorial, Kawakawa and Districts War Memorial Domain (photo John Halpin 2010)
  • Domain commemorative plaque, Kawakawa District War Memorial, Kawakawa and Districts War Memorial Domain (photo John Halpin 2010)
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944)
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org

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