George Ellis

Lieutenant Commander George Ellis was an experieced member of the Royal Navy serving at HMS Caroline in Belfast at his time of death on 7th May 1945.

Lieutenant Commander

George Ellis

Lieutenant Commander George Ellis was born in Balbriggan, Eire. He served in the Royal Navy for many years and during the Second World War, he was at HMS Caroline in Belfast.

Lieutenant Commander George Ellis served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. Born on 13th March 1877, he was the eldest son of the late William Ellis and Juliana "Julia" Ellis (née Marsh) of Balbriggan, Eire.

William Ellis was a coastguard officer, and Juliana Marsh was the daughter of a coastguard officer, and the couple later settled at Hamilton Road, Bangor, Co. Down. George enlisted in the Royal Navy as a young man and attended the Royal Hospital School, Greenwich, London. He rose through the ranks and served in the Royal Navy during The Great War.

After the death of his first wife, George married Beatrice Annie Holdnall on 22nd June 1907 at Stoke Damerel Parish Church, Plymouth, Devon. The couple lived at 62 Whittington Street, Pennycomequick, Plymouth, Devon, and had a son William George Ellis.

The Second World War

The Royal Navy recalled George Ellis at the outbreak of the Second World War. He took charge of a supply base at Pollock Dock, Belfast, serving at HMS Caroline. The Cruiser was the Royal Navy’s headquarters in the city in wartime. At the time, George and Beatrice lived at 38 Broadway, Bangor, Co. Down. He was a keen bowler and served as Vice President of the Bangor Bowling Club.

George Ellis died after a short illness at the Military Hospital, Bangor, Co. Down on 7th May 1945 aged 68 years old. His grave is in Section 4U, Grave 112 of Bangor Cemetery, Bangor, Co. Down.