Ellis Shackleton

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Ellis Shackleton
Personal Information
Date of Birth unknown
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Place of Birth Heponstall, Yorkshire, England
Death 23 May 1972
Place of Death Leederville, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 34 years, 8 months
Description 5' 4" (1.63m) tall ; 146 lbs
66.224 kg
; fair complexion ; grey eyes ; light brown hair
Occupation Butcher
Religion Church of England
Address Fifth road, Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Alice Maud Shackleton
Military Information
Reg Number 3936
Date of Enlistment 16 Jul 1977
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 51st Battalion, 11th Reinforcement / 13th Brigade, 4th Division
Date of Embarkation 30 Oct 1917 ‒ 26 Dec 1917
Ship Embarked On HMAT A60 Aeneas
Date of Return 2 Jan 1919 ‒ 10 Feb 1919
Ship Returned On HMAT A35 Berrima
Fate Returned to Australia
Monument Armadale War Memorial (Armadale panel)
Armadale Congregational Church Honour Board
Armadale and Districts Roll of Honour
Medals British War Medal

Pre War

1913 Ellis married Alice Maud Brooks in the Canning District. Alice died 29 Sep 1936.

Electoral Roll entries - 1916 with Alice at 'St Ives', Armadale, a butcher.

War Service

Although he enlisted in Western Australia, at some point between Jul and Oct 1917 (not recorded in his surviving records) Ellis travelled to Melbourne for specialist training at Broadmeadows camp.

Disembarking at Devonport he was sent to the 13th Training Battalion at Codford, before later transferring to the 12th Training Battalion on 11 Apr 1918. On 4 Dec 1918 he was again transferred, this time to No 4 Command Depot Hurdcott for return to Australia.

It appears that the partial deafness declared at the time of his enlistment meant that he was not sent to the Western Front.

His discharge medical reports state that he can only hear when shouted at - a serious indication of the shortage of recruits offering their services in late 1917 and early 1918. On his return to Australia he was hospitalised at the 8th Australian General Hospital, Fremantle from 10 Feb to 6 Jun 1919.

Discharged by 5th Military District on 23 Jun 1919. (Deafness)

Post War

Electoral Roll entries - 1925 at 28 Melrose street, Balkatta; 1931 at 245 Carr street, Balkatta; 1936 with Ellis Jnr (b.1914- wood machinist) at 245 Carr street; 1937 John William (b. 1916- butcher) also at 245 Carr street; 1943 Ellis snr at 393 William street, North Perth; 1949 at 5 Cross street, Subiaco; 1954 - 1963 at 111 Bourke street, Leederville with 2nd wife ? Margaret ( -1964); 1968 alone at 111 Bourke street.

Other children Arthur (b. 1915- ) Evelyn (b. 1918- ) and Harold (b. 1920- ).

During WW2 Ellis Snr served in the militia with Regimental No W68968, and Ellis Jnr served with the 2nd AIF with Regimental No WX7330.


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