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Ellis, Rev. Cecil Robert William

City Chaplain Killed on Italian Front: Captain Cecil Robert William Ellis, Chaplain to the Forces, who is reported killed in action on the Italian front, was the only son of Canon C. C. Ellis and Mrs. Ellis, Didsbury Rectory, Manchester. Capt. Ellis who was 32 years of age, was ordained in 1934 and had been senior curate at Ellesmere Port since 1936.

He was educated in West Didsbury, at Giggleswick and at King’ s College, London. Evening Chronicle, 14 Jan, 1944

Biographical

Surname(s)Ellis
First name(s)Rev. Cecil Robert William
Date of birth1912
Family detailsSon of the Revd. Canon Cecil Charles Ellis, M.A., and Margaret Ellis, of Didsbury Rectory, Manchester.
Previous educationWest Didsbury
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1930-1933
Dept / courseFaculty of Theology
QualificationsA.K.C.
Military unitRoyal Army Chaplains’ Dept., Lincolnshire Regt. Attd 6th Bn.
Service number144121
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death05/01/1944
Age at death32
Rank at deathChaplain 4th Class (Captain)
Burial placeCassino War Cemetery
Commemoration(s)King’ s College Chapel
SourcesKing’ s College London Archives, Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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