Far from the Front

West Calder and the Great War

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W Ellis

William Ellis


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


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