Ellis, Edgar Allan

Regimental Number: 101384
Rank: Corporal
Branch: 66th Battalion; 49th Battalion

Edgar was born in Essa, Ontario on September 6, 1893, though he spent his early life in Lockwood, Saskatchewan. In 1911, he and his brother Ewart came to the Peace country and filed on land two miles west of what would eventually become the community of Clairmont (SE21-72-6-W6). Edgar enlisted in the Canadian army in October of 1915. He received shrapnel wounds to his left eye in October of 1916, and to his left arm and elbow in September of 1918 at Cambrai. In March of 1919, Edgar was invalided back to Canada. He married Gladys Rath of Clairmont in 1920; the couple relocated to the Rio Grande district and in 1935 moved to Victoria, BC. They had two sons. Edgar died in Victoria on March 14, 1939 following an operation for ulcers on his stomach.

Sources: Pioneers of the Peace, p. 149