Flying Officer Roy William Ellis (136508) served in the Royal Air Force during World War Two. He was the son of Harry William Ellis and Ada F Ellis of Hanwell, London.
He died on 7th August 1943 aged 22 years old on board Consolidated Catalina PBY-5B FP101 of RAF No. 131 Operational Training Unit. The plane came down at Duross Point while approaching Castle Archdale, Co. Fermanagh on the return from a nighttime training flight. The cause was likely poor visibility due to the weather.
Flying Officer Anthony Allen Williams also died as a result of this incident while RAF No. 131 Operational Training Unit was at RAF Killadeas, Co. Fermanagh. The remaining 6 members of the crew survived.
Roy William Ellis’ grave is in Section F, Grave 7890 of City of Westminster Cemetery, Hanwell, London.