Regiment : 2nd Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment
Service number : 32831
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 26th April 1918 aged 30
Buried : Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, France, Grave II. N. 13.
Relatives : Son of Matthew James Ellins, Marsden Rd., Redditch; husband of Ellen Elizabeth Annie Ellins, 253 Beoley Rd., Redditch, Worcestershire
Memorial : Redditch War Memorial
Also appears on : Redditch St Stephen’s Church. Redditch St George's Church WW1 Memorial.
Appears in the Worcester/Worcestershire Roll of Honour Book for army casualties located in Worcester Cathedral.
The following information has been researched and transcribed by Jillian Coombes:
On 1911 census James Ellins aged 23, Warehouseman, lived with his parents Mathew and Mary Ellins and his siblings at 48 Marsden Road, Redditch.
The Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch Messenger, Saturday 22nd September 1917:
(32831) J. Ellins – Royal Berks from Redditch
The Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch Messenger, Saturday 13th July 1918:
Other Local Casualties
Wounded and Missing
Ellins J (32831) – Royal Berks from Redditch
Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch Messenger digitised by and courtesy of Martin Stephens: http://www.bromsgrovebmsgh.co.uk
James Ellins was awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal. Probate records state that James Ellins of 48 Marsden Road, Redditch, died at Amiens, France and his widow was Ellen Elizabeth Annie Ellins.