I hear the sirens calling
As the rain is gently falling

William Ellis (4th Middlesex Regiment)

Today is Remembrance Day and I’m posting this picture in remembrance of my great-grandfather William Ellis. William was a private in the 4th Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment and died at Bagthorpe Military Hospital in Nottingham as a result of gunshot wounds sustained in action near Ypres in Belgium in 1915. He is buried in his home village of Somersham in Huntingdonshire.

For more information about William Ellis, please read my earlier post Along the Menin Road.

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