Ellis, George Adams (1869-1915)
Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.
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Details: George Adams Ellis (1869-1915), born 25 November 1869, son of Charles Ellis, Town Brewery, Wimborne, Dorset. Brother of Charles Anthony Ellis (1868-1946).
Attended Wimborne Grammar School.
Attended Sherborne School (Price's house), January 1885-December 1888; 6th form; 1st XI cricket team 1886, 1887, 1888; 1st XV rugby football team 1887, 1888.
In 1892 he entered the Regular Service from the Militia, being gazetted in 1892 to the Scottish Rifles (Cameronians). Promoted in 1894, 1899 and 1912. He was engaged in the operations on the Indian North-West Frontier from 1897 to 1898, and was with the Tochi Field and the Tirah Expeditionary Forces during the operations on the Samana and in the Kurram Valley, for this work he received the medal with two clasps. From April 1903 he had a year’s Staff service in India.
WW1, Major. The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 2nd Bn. Killed at Neuve Chapelle on 10 March 1915.
Brown's Road Military Cemetery, Festubert, VIII. J. 8 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/188870/ELLIS,%20GEORG...
Wimborne Minster War Memorial www.lostancestors.eu/memwar/W/Wimborne.htm.
Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance.