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97th Regiment Ulster
78th Regiment Highlanders Colours
NameELLIS – John
Regiment (s)97th and 78th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 577 (78th Regiment)
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
26th March 1824 / 18 years / Queen Square London England
Description – Height
5 Ft 6½ in
Sallow / Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCeylon – 12 years 7 months
East Indies – 2 years 7 months
Length of Service21 years 217 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 28 October 1845/ Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Chatham Kent England
Pension Districts1845 Chatham admitted to Out-pension
1846 Woolwich paid to 30th June 1846 transferred to Jamaica as Barracks Sergeant
1851 May Cork 1st readmitted to Out-Pension
1851 Canterbury
1854 Woolwich
1854 Canterbury
1854 Woolwich
1855 Plymouth
April 1856 – 1863 Western Australia
1863 Calcutta
1865 Ceylon died 5 July 1865 arrears of pension paid to children of deceased June 1867
Pension Paid1/7d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th January 1856 Plymouth Devon England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
WILLIAM HAMMOND 29th March 1856
Date/Place of Birth1806 Presteigne Hereford England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
ELLIS Walter (tentative)
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Not yet known
SiblingsBetty bap 10th October 1802 Walford Hereford England
Hannah bap 5th August 1804 Hope Mansell Hereford England
William bap 19th April 1812 Hope Mansell Hereford England
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
BAILEY Anne Jane
B c1832 Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriagec1855 United Kingdom
Children by 1st WifeMary Jane B 1858 Dongara Western Australia
M 1st PETTIT William November 1878 Dongara Western Australia
M 2nd STEPHEN William 1894
D 14th August 1939 Dongara Western Australia
Bur Mingenew Cemetery
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Sergeant in charge of pensioners Champion Bay
Postmaster at Geraldton 1856 – 60
Assistant Warder Geraldton 2 February 1863-7 January 1864 resigned, some overlap as his pension paid Calcutta October 1863
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
1863 left Western Australia for Ceylon: pension paid in Calcutta 1st October 1863
Date/Place of Death/Burial5th July 1865 Ceylon
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 John Ellis Sergeant 577 78th Regt location Barnsley and Manchester
15th August 1858, as Sergeant in charge of EPF members at Champion Bay (Geraldton) reports on misbehaviour of pensioners at Greenough