Sergeant Norman Griffiths Ellsworth

Norman Griffiths Ellsworth was born at Creswick, Victoria in 1886. He was educated at the Christ Church Grammar School in South Yarra, Melbourne and worked as a government employee with the Royal Mint. He had nine years of service with the militia, having spent time with 10th Light Horse and 5th Field Artillery prior to his enlistment in the Australian ImperialI Force on 19 August 1914. Ellsworth joined the 4th Battery, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade and departed Sydney on board HMAT Shropshire on 20 October 1914. He was part of the crew that took the first gun ashore at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915, and went on to serve on the Western Front in France and Belgium. He was transferred to the 21st Field Artillery Brigade on 30 December 1916, when he was also promoted to battery sergeant major. He also spent time with the 102nd and 116th Howitzer Batteries. Norman Ellsworth died of wounds received at Zillebeke in Belgium on 31 July 1917 and is buried at The Huts Cemetery, Belgium.

Rolls

  • Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Files

    Rank
    Battery Sergeant Major
    Unit
    2nd Australian Field Artillery Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
  • Roll of Honour

    Rank
    Battery Sergeant Major
    Fate
    Died of wounds
    Date of Fate
    Service
    Australian Army
    Unit
    2nd Australian Field Artillery Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War Embarkation Roll

    Rank
    Sergeant
    Place of Embarkation
    Melbourne
    Embarkation Ship
    HMAT Shropshire A9
    Date of Embarkation
    20 October 1914
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918

Timeline

Date of birth 1886
Date of embarkation 1914-10-20
Date of death 1917-07-31

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