18508 Pte Ellis Sutcliffe, 6th Bn Loyal North Lancashire Regt.
From Heptonstall, Yorkshire, Ellis was employed as a weaver before the war. He enlisted into the army upon the outbreak of war and was serving with the 1st Battalion Loyal North Lancs in France and Flanders from 27 April 1915.
Wounded at Neuve Chapelle in May 1915, he returned home for recuperation before being sent to Gallipoli where he was hospitalised (in Cairo) with bad feet. Upon this second recovery, he was sent to Mesopotamia. Ellis was wounded in action (gun shot) near Basra and died of his injuries on 15 March 1917. He is commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.
15 March 1917 died of his injuries.
Research by David O'Mara