Far from the Front

West Calder: A Scottish Village and the Great War

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W Ellis

William Ellis

19010

16th Bn., Royal Scots

Died Wednesday, 10th April 1918

Age 23

 

Son of Richard Ellis, of West Calder, Midlothian

 

La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck

 

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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We regret to learn that Mr Richard Ellis, Mossend, has been notified that his eldest son, Lce-Cpl William Ellis, has been killed in action. He had taken his share in the heavy fighting in France and latterly was for a time stationed in Ireland. He was home on leave before the German offensive began and was looking well. He was a great favourite among the young men of the district, being a prominent playing member of Mossend Burnvale Football Club and his death will be keenly regretted by all who knew him.

 

Midlothian Advertiser April 19th 1918