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Ellis, Charles Ireton (1919-1944)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.

 

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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

 

Details: Charles Ireton Ellis (1919-1944), born 20 February 1919, son of Charles Harold Ellis and Mabel Agnes Ellis of Willington House, Maidstone, Kent.

 

Attended Port Regis School, Broadstairs, Kent.

 

Attended Sherborne School (School House) September 1932-July 1936; 6th form; Tennis VI (1936); Corporal in OTC.

 

Attended Trinity College, Cambridge.

 

WW2, Captain, 16th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed on active service at Dover, Kent, on 20 March 1944, aged 25.

 

Commemorated at:

Otham (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Kent, south of tower www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2654922/ellis,-charle...

 

Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance.

 

Obituary, 'The Shirburnian', December 1944: 'Charles Ireton Ellis, son of C.H. Ellis, Esq., Willington House, near Maidstone, came to Sherborne in September, 1932, and left in July, 1936 to take up residence at Trinity College, Cambridge. He was destined to follow his father in the Legal profession, and had made considerable headway towards this ambition when war broke out. He was a very friendly, loyal boy and, although he was pretty often in hot water here and earned many a beating, he never bore the slightest ill-will and remained right up to the end of his time a very faithful Shirburnian. His shrewdness and application would most certainly have gained him a very high place in the Legal profession.'

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