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Cabinet card portrait photograph of Colonel John Ellis of the 43rd Regiment. Ellis is dressed in a suit. He is looking toward the left hand side of the image. The photograph has been adhered to a grey coloured cabinet card.
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John Ellis Married Anne (Annie Ward) 1865 Annie died o1/10/1913. John Died 21/01/1928 Both buried Te Henui cemetery New Plymouth Anglican Row 27 Lot 6 Plot 3

- Rodney Ward

Posted on 12-09-2013 07:54:34

Hi Rodney, that you for providing this extra information about John Ellis. It's fantastic to know more about him. I have added this information to our records.

- Charlotte; Puke Ariki Pictorial Collection Technician

Posted on 29-09-2013 20:41:26

I am not related to the family. Reference: Papers Past Evening Post, 24 January 1928, Page 11 The death occurred on Saturday last at New Plymouth of Colonel John Ellis, aged 87. With his death has passed one who was keenly interested in the civic administration of New Plymouth, and the last survivor of the first borough council there. The late Colonel Ellis was born at Liverpool of Welsh parents, who had migrated north, but who later returned to their native country where, in 1858, Colonel Ellis joined the 53rd Regiment, now the Shropshire. He was transferred as sergeant to the 43rd Regimont, a detachment of which left England for New Zealand in November, 1863, on board the Silver Eagle. Three days after his arrival Colonel Ellis became ill, and was moved to Tauranga, where he was appointed to the charge of the Post Office. He took his discharge in 1866 and entered the service of the late Mr. William Halse, solicitor, New Plymouth with whom he served for sixteen years. For the next twenty years Colonel Ellis worked with the late Hon. Oliver Samuel and in 1902 joined the firm of Messrs. Govett and Quilliam. While on military duty in Auckland Colonel Ellis joined the United Service Masonic Lodge, of which he was a member until his death, which closes a long and useful Masonic career. Colonel Ellis is survived by a family of seven, of whom two, Mrs. J. Harle and Mrs. H. R. Russell, live in Wellington. Manawatu Times, 22 November 1904, Page 3 Colonel Ellis, of New Plymouth, has decided to retire from the Defence Force. The Colonel his had a lot of military experience. He formerly belonged to the 43rd Regiment, and on leaving the Imperial Service took to volunteering with enthusiasm. He became lieutenant of the Taranaki Rifles in 1876, and by successive stages, as captain and major, reached the rank of lieuteuant-colonel. Colonel Ellis is commander of the West Coast Battalion, and is very popular. An officer with a thorough knowledge, his retirement will be greatly regretted by volunteers. Taranaki Herald, 6 December 1905, Page 4 HARLE-- ELLIS. On December 5th, at St. Mary's Church, J. W., son of the late Mr Harle, of Waitotara, to Winifred, third daughter of Colonel Ellis, of New Plymouth. Wanganui Herald, 14 December 1905, Page 3 A very pretty wedding ceremony in St. Mary's Church, New Plymouth, on Tuesday, 5th inst., was attended, by few others than the very intimate friends and the relations of the contracting parties. The Rev. F. G. Evans officiated, and united in the bonds of holy matrimony Mr J. W. Harle, son of the late Mr Harle, of Waitotara, and Miss Winifred Ellis, third daughter of Colonel Ellis, of New Plymouth. The bride was given away by her father, and was attended by her sister, Miss Isabella Ellis, as bridesmaid. Mr E. Kirby acted as best man. Marriage: 1907 Isabel Mary Ellis to Edmund Alfred KERBY Taranaki Herald, 22 May 1908, Page 2 GOOD-- ELLlS.-- On Monday, May 18, 1908, at St. Luke' Church, Christchurch, Frederick James Good to Mina, sixth daughter of Colonel Ellis, New Plymouth. Evening Post, 22 October 1925, Page 1 GRIFFIN. -- On the 21st October, 1925, at her residence, 89, Standen street, Karori, Isabel, beloved wife of Ernest Griffin, and daughter of Colonel Ellis, New Plymouth. At rest. Hawera & Normanby Star, 7 July 1921, Page 4 The death occurred suddenly yesterday morning of Mr W.C. Ellis, of New Plymouth, as the result of a severe attack of pleurisy. The late Mr Ellis, who was 50 years of age, was a son of Colonel Ellis, of New Plymouth, and was well-known throughout the district. He served in the South African war and also in the Great War, being severely wounded in the shoulder at Gallipoli. For some considerable time after his return to New Zealand he was an out-patient of the New Plymouth hospital. For some time he was manager of the Soldiers' Club, in which he had always taken a keen interest, and he was also closely identified with the local Returned Soldiers' Association. Hawera & Normanby Star, 2 October 1913, Page 4 The Taranaki Herald reports the death at New Plymouth on Wednesday morning of Mrs Ellis, wife of Colonel Ellis. The deceased lady was a Miss Ward, her parents arriving here in the Timandra in 1842, and she herself has resided in New Plymouth all her life. She was greatly esteemed by all who knew her. Some of the children of Annie (nee WARD) and John Ellis, married in 1865 1870 Ellis William Charles 1877 Ellis Winnifred 1878 Ellis Isabel Mary 1884 Ellis Mina

- Olwyn

Posted on 25-02-2014 21:12:20