White cross for John Ellison (1881-1918)

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White cross for John Ellison (1881-1918).


John Ellison worked as a bushman for Gamman's Mill at Omanawa Falls in Tauranga. Serving in World War I, he was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme in Northern France on 26 March 1918. He is remembered on the Grevillers (New Zealand) Memorial in Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France. In 2014 Tauranga's 'Field of Remembrance' was created comprising 107 white crosses in memory of the men from the Tauranga area who died during World War I (1914-1918). Each cross carries a red poppy and the name of an individual who died. Text and photograph © Debbie McCauley (2014).

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White cross for John Ellison (1881-1918)

First Names:John
Last Name:Ellison
Date of Birth:23 August 1881
Place of Birth:Morpeth, England
City:Tauranga, New Zealand