Published By John Davies
‘Men on the Gates’, Cae Glas Park War Memorial Gates, Oswestry.
BELIEVED TO BE A DOUBLE ENTRY ON THE MEMORIAL GATES – SEE Private 49724 Frederick O Ellis, 2 Bn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. KIA 29 September 1918, Tyne Cot (unknown)
The Gates Memorial has a Frederick O Ellis and a Fred Ellis, they are believed to be a double entry.
This Conclusion is based on comparison of the entries on St Oswald’s and Holy Trinity Churches and on information in the Border Counties Advertiser obituaries / Roll of Honour.
St Oswald’s Church has Fred O Ellis, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
Holy Trinity Church has Private Fred Ellis, no unit given.
Obituary has Private Fred Ellis 2 Bn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers – with biographical details that tie to Frederick O Ellis.
No census or other records can be found for a Fred or Frederick Ellis, but can be found for Frederick O (Oswald) Ellis.
Shropshire Roll of Honour gives this man 49724 Frederick Oswald Ellis
Fred E Ellis and Frederick Oswald Ellis are listed in Unveiling Ceremony pamphlet
A Possible candidate
Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Ellis, Treflach. They had 6 children 4 of which survived Frederick (1891), Arthur (1893), Edward Thomas (1895); Walter Ellis (1896). Their father was a stonemason. All their sons were labourers in the lime stone quarry except for the youngest Walter who is a servant on a farm. In 1911 they were living at Wern Cottage, Treflach.
No army record can be found for him.