The parents of Ellis were John and Lydia Griffin. Suddards was his mother’s maiden name; he had one half-brother, one brother and two sisters. The 1911 census shows that the boys all had Suddards as their surname whilst the girls, who were the youngest, both had Griffin as theirs. His father a collier by trade died in 1906 and in 1913 Lydia married Joseph Pollitt (Pallitt).
Ellis served in “C” Company of the 9th Battalion. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own) and landed in the Balkans theater of operations on the 11th July 1915. He was recorded missing, presumed killed in action on the 9th August 1915.
His mother who lived at 12 Mount Pleasant Mountain, Queensbury is known to have taken out an advert in the local paper in 1916 appealing for information on her son who was aged 19 when he lost his life. Having no known grave Ellis is commemorated on the HELLES MEMORIAL. Panel 47 to 51.