Private Alfred James Ellingham

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Date of Birth


Date of Death

16 Aug 1915

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Skefko Ball Bearing Co Ltd

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Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

39 Hibbert Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location


War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Luton Reporter , 6th September 1915
Pte Alfred James Ellingham


Pte Alfred James Ellingham, 3915, 1/5th Bedfords, was killed in action at Gallipoli on August 16th, 1915, and has no known grave. He was the son of John and Sarah Jane Ellingham, of 39 Hibbert Street, Luton.

His wife and parents were informed in letters from Pte William King, of 6 Tavistock Street, Luton, who was himself wounded on the same day. Pte King wrote that they were fighting side by side at the time of Pte Ellingham's death.

Pte Ellingham, who was aged 21, enlisted in September 1914. Before the war he was employed at the Skefko Ball Bearing Co Ltd factory, Leagrave Road, where the Union Jack was flown at half-mast in his memory.

Alfred was one of eight children, seven (including five sisters) still at home, at the time of the 1911 Census. He was then employed by a baker, his father was caretaker of Mount Tabor Church and his mother was a hat machinist. Ten years earlier the family lived at 4 Windsor Street.


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Pte Alfred James Ellingham

Author: Deejaya

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