Ellison Robert Edward Captain 179846
Name Ellison Robert Edward
Army number 179846
Decorations None known so far.
Date of birth 1911 in London.
Age 33 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry - granted an Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 22/3/1941. Posted to No 4 ITC, Brancepeth. Posted to the 11th Bn DLI 5/11/1942. Served Normandy. Wounded and evacuated beyond Regimental Aid Post 1/7/1944. Posted back to No 4 ITC as at 12/8/1944 and return to Battalion requested. Returned to the Battalion 15/8/1944. With the Battalion on disbandment 26/8/1944. Transferred to the Green Howards 30/8/1944. Posted 7th Bn Green Howards. KILLED in ACTION with 7th Bn Green Howards 12/9/1944.
Company/Battery ITC - ATO as a 2/Lt, B Company. 11th Battalion - A Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Company 2 i/c as at 4/3/1942 at the ITC, and Company 2 i/c at 8/1/1943 with 11th Battalion.
Joined Brigade 5/11/1942.
Promotions W/S Lt 22/9/1942, A/Captain 8/1/1943. T/Captain 8/4/1943.
Wounded 1/7/1944 at Rauray.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action KILLED in ACTION 12/9/1944. Initially interred at Poyel - Maps 25 & 35, reference 059877, alongside other Green Howards casualties. Re-buried 4/7/1945 in Grave IV.C.1. Geel War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "WE HAVE LOST HIM HEAVEN HAS FOUND HIM. OUR LOVING MEMORY. MOTHER, FATHER, BABE". Probate granted 12/5/1945, Llandudno Registry.
Home address Resident of Surrey. Son of Cornelius Samuel and Gladys Irene Ellison of Worcester Park, Surrey.
Source table 11DLI
Also known as Robert Edward Fry (Probate records).
For Captain Ellison's commemorative record please see [here]