Village church fundraises to restore memorial to soldier killed at Passchendaele

Village church fundraises to restore memorial to soldier killed at Passchendaele
 

A century after one of the most infamous battles of the Great War, a village church is fundraising to restore a memorial to one of the 325,000 Allied casualties.
Private George Edward Ellis – who died on August 15, 1917, aged 23 during the series of battles known as Passchendaele – is remembered in the churchyard at St James Church in Ince.
Private Ellis was born in Ince in 1894, the second of four sons of Edward and Sarah Ann Ellis and worked as a labourer.
He almost certainly enlisted voluntarily in 1915 to serve in the First World War initially with the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry... read more

 
1 August 2017 in Regional North West , Views: 38
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