Territorial Force. 4 years Service in the
Regt No. 2795 -Name Reginald Alfred
Ellender. 2nd Home Counties (Res) Field Amb.
Name -Reginald Alfred Ellender.
Age 27 years
Trade – Schoolmaster.
Address - Admiralty House, Dover, Kent.
July 27th 1918.
Having received a report of the death of my
husband (on July 2nd) 495231. Pte. R.A. Ellender,
(M.M.) R.A.M.C. 53rd Stationary Hospital, Elope
Expedition???? Division, from your office.
Could you write me all the particulars of
his death, for I have received no news from his Captain or any
officer concerning it.
Could there have been a mistake made? For
it seems so sudden, I only received a letter from him on the 15th
of this month, only two days before I received the report from
Waiting your earliest reply.
Yours, O. M. Ellender.
Wounded in action 20/9/17 G.S.W. Thigh.
Wounded in action 27/10/17 Gassed.
Admitted to hospital 5/11/19 – 21/12/17 Gas
poisoning shell mustard Gassed.
Died from pneumonia whilst serving with the
Elope Unit, Northern Russia Expeditionary Force. 2/7/18.
208, Folkestone Road,
13th February 1935.
Dear Sir, would you please be good enough
to forward me the war record of 495231 A/Cpl R. A. Ellender M.M.
as soon as possible as I intend to apply for a Lord Kitchener
My father enlisted in 1914 and died on the
2nd July 1918 whilst serving with the “Elope”
Expedition proceeding to Murmansk (Russia).
Thanking you in anticipation
My father’s designation was 495231
A/Corporal R. A. Ellender M.M. R.A.M.C. (T).
Sir, with reference to your letter of 13th
February, addressed to the Office-in-charge, Royal Army Medical
Corps records. I am directed to inform you, for the purpose of
the Trustees of the Lord Kitchener Memorial fund, that the
department has a record of a No. 455231. Private Reginald Alfred
Ellender, M.M. Royal Army Medical Corps, who served with the
Colours from 14th November 1914 to 2nd
July 1918, when he died whilst serving with the Northern Russia
I am sir,
Your obedient servant
No. 495231 – Private – R.A. Ellender M.M.
R.A.M.C. – T.F. 53 Stationary Hospital died on 2/7/1918 whilst
serving with the Elope Unit from pneumonia caused by active
service in the Field.
Awarded G. C. Badge a/Lce Cpl. 14/11/16
The last will and testament by me, Reginald
Alfred Ellender, Certificated Schoolmaster, at present L/Cpl.
2757 of the 2/2nd Home Counties Field Ambulance,
R.A.M.C. (T.F.) on Active Service.
I, the aforesaid Reginald Alfred Ellender,
do hereby bequeath to my wife Olive May Ellender of Beacon Lane
Farm, Woodnesborough, Sandwich, Kent, the whole of my personal
estate and property, including all benefits accruing from my
death on active service.
I desire my wife, Olive May, to preserve
for the use of my son, Alan Reginald, my copies of Harmsworth’s
Children’s Encyclopaedia (eight in number) until such time
become of use to him in his studies.
Signed- Reginald Alfred Ellender.
Signed this thirteenth day of January
nineteen hundred and seventeen, in the presence of us:-
A. W. Kennard.
Pte. R. A. Ellender deceased.
Widow of soldier – Olive May Ellender –
Brockham, Grange Rd. Deal.
Alan Reginald Ellender – April 9th
1916. Brockham, Grange Road, Deal.
Peter Deverson Ellender – January 20th
Father – Joseph William Ellender –
Admiralty House, Strond St. Dover.
Mother – Elizabeth Ellender – Admiralty
House, Strond St. Dover.
Brother – Charles William Ellender – age 35
-106, Denmark Rd. Bedford.
Sister – Helen Maud Campbell – age 28 –
239, London Road, Dover.
Awarded Military Medal Supp. London Gazette