100 Years Ago: Thomas William Ellis Killed in Action

The Intelligencer September 13, 1918 (page 3)

“Lance Corp. Ellis Killed. Mr. Wm. Ellis of Deseronto, has received the sad intelligence that his son, Pte. Ellis was killed in action. Pte. Ellis enlisted with the 155th Battalion, under Col. Adams at Belleville about January 1916, and went with that battalion to Barriefield, and later to England where in due time he was transferred to another battalion and where he was promoted to the rank of Lance-Corporal.

Born in Belleville twenty years and nine days ago, he received his early education after which he took up the plumbing trade with Mr. Wm. McGie of this city. He was always a faithful and steady worker, and a great lover of home. There remains to mourn the loss besides the father and mother, a brother and a sister.”

[Note: Private Thomas William Ellis died on August 8, 1918. He is commemorated on Page 404 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.]